Changes to schedule, play-off tiebreak rules come out of MHL meetings in Edmundston

MHL

At its Annual General Meeting in Edmundston, the Board of Governors of the Maritime Junior Hockey League announced changes to the schedule and tiebreaking rules for the playoffs beginning next season.

In a press release, the League says it will revert to a balanced, 52-game schedule, where each team plays teams in it's own division eight times, and teams in the other division twice, with an equal split of home and away games.

Further, the tiebreaking rules for the playoffs have been adjusted to include both regulation and overtime wins, instead of just most wins, which the League says places a greater emphasis on a victory in regulation or overtime.

The Board of Governors also voted to remain with a maximum 8 roster spaces for 20 year olds for the 2019-2020 season as well as a one-year moratorium on the MHL Showcase.

Next year's AGM and Entry Draft will be hosted by the Truro Bearcats.