Playoff Format – Tie Breakers

Hello ARL Players

This season there will be no shootouts in the playoffs until the Championship games. All divisions will play a round robin format (some divisions are six teams and the schedule is weighted in favour of the higher placing teams). The tiebreak scenario will be similar to the regular season:

  1. Most Wins
  2. Head to Head Matchup (if applicable)
  3. Goal Differential
  4. Goals For
  5. Goals Against
  6. Fewest Penalty Minutes
  7. Coin Flip

Hopefully, this helps avoid any confusion.


Ted Lindsay
On Behalf of The ARL Committee