How the Regals can place first

Falher and High Prairie will place either first or second in the East Division.

Falher has two games left [at home vs High Prairie and at Dawson Creek} while HP has three [at Falher, at Manning and home vs Grande Prairie].

Falher can clinch first place with a win, overtime loss, or shootout loss vs High Prairie on Jan. 28. In the case of an overtime loss or shootout loss, each team would have three regulations wins in the season series, two regulation losses and one overtime and/or shootout loss. Falher would win the tiebreaker on goals for and against as they would be +1 for the season series. Currently, Falher is +2 [32-30 goals for an against] with wins of 10-3, 6-1, and 7-6, while High Prairie won 13-6 and 7-3.

If High Prairie wins at Falher in regulation, they trail Falher by one point. Here’s where it gets tricky, if Falher loses in OT or a SO at Dawson Creek on Saturday and the teams are tied at the end of the season, here is how the tiebreaker works.

The first tiebreaker is wins: both Falher and High Prairie would be tied.

The second tiebreaker is games between the clubs; both teams would have seven points in six games played.

The third tiebreaker is goals for and against in the games played between the teams. If High Prairie wins by three goals or more at Falher, they win the third tiebreaker. If High Prairie wins by two goals, the teams would go to a fourth tiebreaker.

The fourth tiebreaker is goals for and against in the entire regular season. Currently, Falher is +15 while High Prairie is -20. Therefore, High Prairie must win by at least three goals at Falher on Jan. 28 to win any tiebreaker.

First place? Unlikely, but possible.

 

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