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District 5 Play-Offs

Congratulations to St. Cloud Cathedral winning Minnesota Boys High School Hockey Class A Championship

Play-Off Information for 2024

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 B1, Pee Wee AA, Pee Wee A, Pee Wee B1, Girls U15A, Girls U15B, Girls U12A, and Girls U12B1 district playoff teams will be identified in posted brackets following conclusion of regular season play.  Bantam B2, Pee Wee B2, Pee Wee C and U12B2 teams not participating in the Regional Qualifying tournaments are seeded into a double elimination District Tournament which will start on February 17th.  

Play-offs dates: February 16, 17, 18, 23, and 24 with Championship Day on February 25th

Championship games will all be played at the Municipal Athletic Complex (MAC) in St. Cloud on Sunday February 25th.  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.

NWC RiverHawks U15A team is heading to the 2024 State Tournament

March 15-17 in Fairmont.  Good Luck at State!

Marshall Pee Wee A team is heading to the 2024 State Tournament

March 15 - 17 in Shakopee.  Good Luck at State!

Congratulations to District 5 Play-Off Champions and Region Tournament Qualifiers for the 2023-24 Season

These teams will be advancing to the Region Tournaments held March 1 - 3

Bantam AA:
    Seed #1:  STMA
    Seed #2:  St. Cloud 
    Seed #3:  Sartell AA

Bantam A:
    West Seed #1:  Hutchinson
    West Seed #2:  Willmar
    South Seed #1:  New Ulm
    South Seed #2:  Litchfield / DC

Bantam B:
    South Seed #1:  St. Cloud Red
    West Seed #1:  Monticello Moose B1
    West Seed #2:  Buffalo B1
    West Seed #3:  STMA B1

Pee Wee AA:
    Seed #1:  Sartell AA
    Seed #2:  STMA AA
    Seed #3:  Buffalo

Pee Wee A:
    West Seed #1:  River Lakes
    West Seed #2:  Monticello Moose
    South Seed #1:  Marshall
    South Seed #2:  Litchfield / DC

Pee Wee B:
    Seed #1:  St. Cloud Red
    Seed #2:  STMA B1
    Seed #3:  River Lakes B1

Girls U15A:
    Seed #1: RiverHawks

Girls U15B:
    Seed #1:  RiverHawks
    Seed #2:  RiverBlades
    Seed #3:  Buffalo

Girls U12A:
    Seed #1:  Buffalo
    Seed #2:  RiverBlades
    Seed #3:  River Lakes

Girls U12B:
    Seed #1:  Hutchinson B1
    Seed #2:  Buffalo B1 Black
    Seed #3:  RiverHawks B1

District 5 Regional Qualifier Brackets

District 5 B2 and C Tournaments

Results from District 5 B2 Tournaments

Bantam B2:
     Champion:  STMA B2 Gold
     2ns Place:   Sartell

Girls U12B2:
     Champion:  RiverHawks B2
     2nd Place:   Buffalo B2 Purple

Pee Wee B2:
     Champion:  Buffalo B2 White
     2nd Place:  STMA B2

Pee Wee C:
     Champion:  Marshall
     2nd Place:   Sauk Rapids

Standings are posted on this page to reflect applied Tie Breakers (section 9.1 of D5 Handbook) and final positioning as league play winds down.

Standings Tiebreakers

Bantam AA
Buffalo AA vs STMA
- Buffalo AA wins Head-to-Head 4 vs 3

Bantam A
Sartell A vs Litchfield/DC
- Sartell A wins Head-to-Head 4 vs 3

Sauk Rapids vs Marshall
- Sauk Rapids wins Head-to-Head 4 vs 3

Pee Wee A
River Lakes vs Marshall
- River Lakes wins Head-to-Head 4 vs 3

Pee Wee B Black:
Buffalo B1 Purple vs Litchfield / DC B1
- Head-to-Head tied 4 vs 4
- Buffalo B1 Purple Most wins in League Play - 4 vs 3

Girls U12A
RiverBlades vs Buffalo
- RiverBlades wins Head-to-Head 5 vs 3

Girls U12B Black:
RiverHawks B1 vs Buffalo B1 Black
- Head-to-Head tied 4 vs 4
- Most wins in League Play - tied 5 vs 5
- Fewest losses in League Play - tied 2 vs 2
- Goal Differential in Head-to-Head - RiverHawks win 4 vs 1

Hutchinson B1 vs RiverBlades B1
- Hutchinson wins Head-to-Head 6 vs 2

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.

Playoff Hosts

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

This year score reporting will be completed using GameSheet.  Please make sure games are uploaded at their conclusion.  If you are unable to get internet access or are having issues with the GameSheet application please send a final score text to (615) 491-8863 (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


Play-off Summary of Responsibilities

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

1.  Gamesheet will be used for playoff games. Host will provide Gamesheet scorekeeper/operator.
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.  Home team is the highest seed or the top team in the bracket if teams not seeded at start of tournament.
4.  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 $35/per game.

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

Gamesheet is Pre-Loaded for all Playoff and Tournament Games

The following instruction sheet show how to find and load the playoff / tournament games for District 5 post season play.