Dear Team Contacts,
**Please make note**
The standings on the website may not reflect the exact standings for the tournament. This is only in the event if there is a tie between teams as our tiebreaking rules differ from the website system. The website basis its standings on GF -GA, where as our decision is based on a variety fo factors, listed below:
- Tie-Breaker, Round Robin: If tied in points, standings (seedings) will be determined based on the following order:
- The head to head result involving the teams tied (two-way ties only or if one team has beaten all others they are tied with).
- The team with the most wins in round robin play.
- The highest ratio of goals for divided by goals for plus goals against [GF/(GF + GA)] (up to the 5th decimal)
- The team with the lowest number of penalty minutes accumulated in round robin play.
- The team with the lowest number of goals against
- The team with the most goals for
- Coin toss by the tournament coordinator or a designated representative.
Note: in the event that three or more teams are tied, there will be no reverting back to a previous tie-breaking step as each seed is determined. Should two of three teams still be tied after a tie breaker, those two teams will continue down the list of tie breakers, and the single team will either be eliminated (if they fell below the other two teams), or be skipped above (if they stood above the other two teams). Furthermore, please note that the highest ratio tie breaker heavily favors fewer goals against as opposed to higher goals for.