Outliers Prepare For Mountain Division Playoffs
After a six-month marathon journey through the USPHL regular season, four Mountain division teams will begin their quest for a spot in the National Championship. The USPHL Mountain division playoffs will be held in Greeley, Colorado March 11-14. The playoff format will consist of a 4-team tournament with a winner eventually being declared by single elimination.
The four Mountain Division playoff teams (Northern Colorado Eagles, Ogden Mustangs, Pueblo Bulls, Utah Outliers) will start the tournament with each team playing a 3-game round-robin.
After the completion of round-robin play, the four teams will be seeded (1-4) based on the round-robin results. The top three seeded teams will advance into the playoff portion of the tournament with the fourth-seeded team being eliminated.
The first seeded team from round-robin play will automatically receive a 'bye' and advance to the championship game. The second and third seeded teams will play each other in a semi-final game for the chance to advance to the finals. The winner of the semi-final game will play the first seeded team for the Mountain division championship.
The Mountain division champion will advance to the USPHL National Championship in Chesapeake, VA March 18-22.
Mountain Division Round-Robin / Playoff Schedule:
Pueblo Bulls vs. Ogden Mustangs (9 AM)
Northern Colorado Eagles vs. Utah Outliers (230PM)
Pueblo Bulls vs. Utah Outliers (9 AM)
Ogden Mustangs vs. Northern Colorado Eagles (230PM)
Utah Outliers vs. Ogden Mustangs (9 AM)
Northern Colorado Eagles vs. Pueblo Bulls (9 PM)
Semi-Finals - 2nd seed vs. 3rd seed (230PM)
Finals (12 PM)
*All game times are MST. and can be seen on Hockeytv.com