NA3HL Weekend Preview
March 22, 2019
Just two weekends remain until the NA3HL crowns its 2019 Fraser Cup National Champion and things continue this week in the next round of the playoffs with the Division Finals.
The two Clubs in each division that won a division semi-final series shall compete in a best-of-three series against each other. Clubs shall cooperate to schedule division final series competition. The higher seeded club shall have the right to host two of the three games. Teams may agree to an alternate arrangement upon mutual agreement. The first Club to win two games in a division final series will be declared the winner of the series and advance to the Fraser Cup Championship Tournament.
Things got going on Thursday night as #1 seeds the L/A Nordiques and Helena Bighorns opened with Game 1 wins. Each will have a chance to win their respective series on Friday night and advance to the Fraser Cup.
Follow the games on the NA3HL App:
All games broadcast live on HockeyTV.
#1 Coulee Region Chill vs. #2 St. Louis Jr. Blues (all times local, all games played at Coulee Region)
Game 1: Friday, March 22 @ Coulee Region, 7:00pm
Game 2: Saturday, March 23 @ St. Louis, 7:00pm
Game 3: Sunday, March 24 @ Coulee Region, 2:00pm*
#1 L/A Nordiques vs. #2 Northeast Generals (L/A leads series, 1-0)
Game 1: Northeast 1 @ L/A Nordiques 5
Game 2: Friday, March 22 @ Northeast, 7:30pm
Game 3: Saturday, March 23 @ L/A Nordiques, 7:00pm*
#1 Helena Bighorns vs. #2 Great Falls Americans (Helena leads series, 1-0)
Game 1: Great Falls 3 @ Helena 5
Game 2: Friday, March 22 @ Great Falls, 7:30pm
Game 3: Saturday, March 23 @ Helena, 7:05pm*
#1 Binghamton Junior Senators vs. #2 Oswego Stampede (all times local)
Game 1: Friday, March 22 @ Binghamton, 6:00pm
Game 2: Saturday, March 23 @ Binghamton, 7:15pm
Game 3: Sunday, March 24 @ Oswego, 5:00pm*
#1 Texas Brahmas vs. #3 Atlanta Capitals (all times local, all games played at Texas)
Game 1: Friday, March 22 @ Texas, 2:00pm
Game 2: Saturday, March 23 @ Atlanta, 2:00pm
Game 3: Sunday, March 24 @ Texas, 2:00pm*
#2 North Iowa Bulls vs. #4 Alexandria Blizzard (all times local)
Game 1: Friday, March 22 @ North Iowa, 7:30pm
Game 2: Saturday, March 23 @ Alexandria, 7:10pm
Game 3: Sunday, March 24 @ North Iowa, 6:30pm*
Fraser Cup Championship Tournament
The six divisional playoff champions will advance to the NA3HL Fraser Cup Championship Tournament, where they will play a two- game round-robin format followed by a semi-final and a championship game at Seven Bridges Ice Arena in Woodridge, Illinois, from March 27-31. The six divisional playoff winners will be seeded 1-6 based on their regular season point totals. A round-robin format with two pools will be implemented, with the top two teams in each pool advancing to the Semi-Finals, where they will then cross over to play the other top two teams from the other pool. The winners of the Semi-Finals will advance to the Fraser Cup Championship Game.
Pool A: #1, #4, #6
Pool B: #2, #3, #5
Wednesday, March 27: 1 vs. 4, 4pm | 2 vs. 3, 7pm
Thursday, March 28: 1 vs. 6, 4pm |2 vs. 5, 7pm
Friday, March 29: 4 vs. 6, 4pm | 3 vs. 5, 7pm
Saturday, March 30: Pool A 1st place vs. Pool B 2nd place, 3pm | Pool B 1st place vs. Pool A 2nd place, 6pm
Sunday, March 31: Championship Game, 1pm