The Suburban High School Hockey League has announced its postseason schedule, a schedule that has been impacted by the pandemic.
Because of Covid issues, several teams in playoff contention, will not be able to complete their regular-season schedules by the end of this week; for a variety of reasons related to ice availability and the upcoming Flyers Cup tournament, the regular season cannot be extended beyond that point.
As a result, the SHSHL will determine playoff qualifiers and seedings based on winning percentage. Any scheduled games that are not played by week’s end will be considered ‘no game.’
The six playoff qualifiers in Class AA (the combined National and Continental Divisions) have been determined, although not all the seeds have been finalized.
Pennsbury is assured of being the number-one seed. Council Rock South, Central Bucks South, Neshaminy, and Pennridge will fill positions two through five although the order will not be finalized until Friday night. North Penn will be seeded sixth.
The Class AA playoffs will begin Monday night, March 29 with the third seed facing North Penn and the fourth and fifth seeds facing each other. The sites and times of those games are still to be determined.
The Class AA semifinals are set for Wednesday, March 31 and the two semifinal winners will play for the championship on Thursday, April 1 at Grundy Arena.
The four playoff qualifiers in the American Division are also set. Top-seeded Wissahickon will face fourth-seeded Hatboro-Horsham in a semifinal game next Wednesday, March 31 at Hatfield Ice. That same evening, Abington will face Plymouth Whitemarsh in the other semifinal (site and time TBD). Those two teams will be seeded second and third, although which is seeded where is still to be determined.
The American Division championship game is scheduled for Thursday, April 1 at a site and time to be determined.
The results of the playoffs will have no bearing on the seedings for the upcoming Flyers Cup tournament. Those seedings will be announced this coming Sunday, March 28. The Flyers Cup tournament is scheduled to begin on April 5.
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