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District 5 Play-Offs

Play-Off Information

Play-offs are held for Bantam, Pee Wee, Girls U15, and Girls U12 leagues.  Participating teams are seeded into a double elimination Regional Qualifying Play-Off. Regional tournament entry awards for Bantam AA, Bantam A, Bantam B, Pee Wee AA, Pee Wee A, Pee Wee B, Girls U15B, Girls U12A, and Girls U12B district playoff teams will be identified in posted brackets once play-offs begin.  Pee Wee B teams not participating in the Regional Qualifying tournaments are seeded into a double elimination District Tournament.  Girls U15A tournament is being hosted by District 10

Play-offs dates: Feb 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 with Championship Day on Feb 23

Championship games will all be played at the Municipal Athletic Complex (MAC) in St. Cloud on Sunday February 23rd.  Come for a game, Stay for the day.

PLEASE be at the rink ready to play 15 minutes prior to the scheduled game time.  If we run early we WILL start to help avoid any delays caused by overtimes.

Regional Qualifying Play-Offs

District Tournament

Standings Tiebreakers

Bantam A:
River Lakes vs Sauk Rapids
- Head-to-Head tied 4 vs 4
- Most wins in League Play - River Lakes wins 3 vs 2

Bantam B:
Litchfield/DC vs STMA Blue
- Head-to-Head Litchfield/DC wins 5 vs 3

Pee Wee A:
Sartell Update
- Sartell awarded 2nd Place (+2 standings points) 
- Games cancelled due to weather Feb 9th

Pee Wee B:
River Lakes B1 vs Willmar
- Head-to-Head tied 4 vs 4
- Most wins in League Play tied 3 vs 3
- Fewest losses in League Play - River Lakes B1 wins 14 vs 15

Girls U12B:
St. Cloud vs NWC Red
- Head-to-Head tied 4 vs 4
- Most wins in League Play - St. Cloud wins 8 vs 7

D5 Play-off Overtime Rules for Bantams , Peewees, Girls 15U and Girls 12U

In case of a tie at the end of regulation playing time, the teams shall change goals, and sudden victory overtime play shall ensue using the following format:

a) Two (2) minute rest
b) Ten (10) minute OT period will take place 6 on 6
c) Two (2) minute rest
d) Ten (10) minute OT period will take place 6 on 6
e) Resurface, if at the discretion of the Referee is needed, will take place after 2 OT periods.

This format will continue until a winner is found.

Play-off Summary of Responsibilities

The District 5 Play-offs are very similar to regular season with only a few changes:

1.  Bring your stickers for the scorebook, or be prepared to write in the names of the players.
2.  Host Associations are required to provide a clock operator.
3.  The penalty box is staffed by one adult from the home team, and one adult from the visiting team.  The home team also provides an official scorekeeper (scorebook).  Home team is the highest seed or the top team in the bracket if teams not seeded at start of tournament.
4.  Host Association will call/e-mail/text game results in as listed in directions found on play-off tab page of this website.
5.  Home team mails score sheet in.
6.  Host Association is obligated to comply with MN Hockey's medical attention requirements.  (Page 31 of MN Hockey Handbook)  Association can submit documentation to the District for reimbursement of up to $30/per game.

Triple check the brackets/game times/locations to make sure that everyone on your team is prepared.

Playoff Hosts

Please post a bracket of the tournament in the arena for reference for  the teams.

 When games are complete please email scores of the game to   Additional send final score text to (615) 491-8863 ASAP (yes area code 615 is correct) as then we will update the website for all.   Be sure to include level (Bantam A, etc) along with team names and score in the message


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