Playoff Information

Here is some key information about CDLA playoffs!


Game sheets!

The CDLA office requires timely submission of game sheets in the remaining games of the season as well as during playoffs.  This is so we can quickly assess any discipline issues as well as schedule the remaining playoff games.

Please submit your game sheets after your games for the last few league games as well as all playoff games.


Playoff Schedules

Playoff schedules can be accessed from the DIVISION (not team) schedule.  The reason it doesn't show at the team level is because not all teams have been assigned to playoff games as we wait for the final standings to be determined.  Once a team is assigned a playoff game, then it will show up in their schedule.

To view a playoff schedule:

1. Go to the division and click on GAMES. (** Do not click on TEAM as playoff schedule will not appear)

2. Scroll down to the bottom of the scheduled games listing to view the playoff schedule.


Playoff Standings

Playoff standings are calculated using only REGULAR season games.  By default, a team's schedule sometimes includes EXHIBITION games which are not considered when determining the playoff standings.

1. Go to the STANDINGS page for your team's division.

2. Filter the games to REGULAR games so the proper standings appear. Once you select REGULAR, the screen will refresh with the proper standings.


Playoff Standings Tie Breaker Formula

Unfortunately, our RAMP website does not support our tie break formula below so the CDLA office must manually calculate the final standings between two or more teams.  The CDLA tie break formula is as follows:

Team standings for playoffs will be decided on the basis of point total. In cases where two (2) or more teams are tied in points, the tie will be broken as follows and in the order indicated:
a. The teams records against each other;
b. Goal Average Formula: GF/(GF+GA) = Goal Average. The team with the best percentage (.467 is
considered better than .463) will be considered the team with the higher standing;
c. Goals for minus Goals Against for a plus minus rating. The team with the higher plus minus rating is considered the team with the higher standing;
d. Goals for;
e. Goals Against;
f. Least penalized.
g. If teams remain tied, the CDLA Executive will resolve the final positions.


Game Duration

During playoff games, in some cases, an extra 15 minutes has been added to the PERMIT time to allow for overtime and/or presentation of medals.

Regardless of the PERMIT time, we must follow the ALA regulation of GAME DURATION.  What this means is that games must be completed as per the GAME DURATION time, and not the PERMIT TIME.  GAME DURATION times are:

- U11 - 60 min
- U13 - 75 min
- U15 - 90 min
- U17 - 105 min

Example 1:

- a U13 game is scheduled to play from 7pm to 8:15pm
- there is an injury during the game which delays the game by about 10 min
- at 8:10pm there is still 10 min left in the game
- at a stoppage of play at or just after 8:10, the clock is dropped to 2 min so that the game can end by 8:15pm
- additional time is not added to Game Duration even though there is PERMIT time left on the booking

Example 2:

- a U15 game is scheduled to play from 7pm to 8:30pm
- the referees arrive 10 minutes late due to traffic
- Game Duration remains at 90 min, however, the game can start at 7:10pm and continue to 8:40pm
- Game Duration is maintained


Playoff Overtime (CDLA Regulation 1.20)

In the event of a tie there will be a 2-minute break followed by a 5-minute period of sudden victory using the playing format set out by the rules of the game.

If either team is unable to break the tie the game proceeds into a shootout of three players taking alternate shots. This will continue until the tie is broken. All players must shoot before any player can take additional shots.

  • First 3 players all shoot; then they can’t shoot again until all players on team have shot
  • If still tied after first 3 players, then a new set of 3 players comes up and shoots.  It continues as such until there is a winner.



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