FB: Wild week adds intrigue to regular season finales

FB: Wild week adds intrigue to regular season finales

Semifinal hosting rights up for grabs

EDMONTON – It all comes down to this for the four teams jockeying in the lead up to the Hardy Cup Playoffs.

After a wild Saturday last weekend, which saw the conference's top three teams all lose, there's plenty on the line as the 2019 regular season comes to a conclusion Friday and Saturday.

Here's a look at the playoff scenarios entering this weekend's regular season finales.


SCHEDULE

Friday, October 25

Saturday, October 26


STANDINGS (As of Oct. 24)

  1. X - Calgary Dinos (5-2)
  2. X - Alberta Golden Bears (4-3)
  3. X - Saskatchewan Huskies (4-3)
  4. X - Manitoba Bisons (4-3)
  5. e - Regina Rams (2-5)
  6. e - UBC Thunderbirds (2-5)

NOTES: X - clinched playoff spot / e - eliminated from playoffs


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  • Calgary has clinched a playoff spot for the 13th consecutive season
  • Calgary clinches FIRST in the following scenarios:
    • Win vs. UBC
    • Two-way tie with ALB at 5-3
    • Three-way tie with ALB and MAN at 5-3
  • Calgary (likely) finishes SECOND in the following scenario:
    • Three-way tie with SSK and MAN at 5-3
      • See NOTES under MAN for detailed tie-breaker explanation and possibility of MAN finishing second in a three-way tie at 5-3 between SSK, CGY, and MAN.
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  • Alberta has clinched a playoff spot for the second time in the last three seasons
  • Alberta CAN'T finish FIRST
  • Alberta finishes SECOND and clinches their first home playoff date since 2005 with:
    • Win vs. SSK
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  • Saskatchewan has clinched a playoff spot for the second consecutive season after missing out in 2017
  • Saskatchewan finishes FIRST in the following scenario:
    • Win vs. ALB + CGY loss vs. UBC
  • Saskatchewan finishes SECOND with:
    • Win vs. ALB
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  • Manitoba has clinched a second consecutive playoff spot
  • Manitoba CAN'T finish first
  • Manitoba finishes SECOND in the following scenario:
    • Win vs. REG + CGY loss vs. UBC
      • NOTES: MAN and CGY are tied in the first two tie-breakers 1) head-to-head record; 2) PF/PA in head-to-head games.
      • The third tie-breaker is overall conference PF/PA. MAN margin of victory + CGY's margin of defeat would need to equal 50 or more points to guarantee a second-place finish for MAN.
      • If the combination of MAN's margin of victory + CGY's margin of defeat equalled exactly 49, the fourth and final tie-breaker of a coin toss would be applied.

 

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