NA3HL Divisional Playoffs
The clubs are seeded within their own division based upon their finish in the NA3HL regular-season standings. In the Central, East and West Divisions, the top four clubs from each division qualify for the playoffs. The Club seeded first in each division will compete in a best-of-three series with the fourth seeded Club in the same division. The Club seeded second in each division will compete in a best-of-three-series against the Club seeded third in the same division. The #1 and #2 seeds will have home ice advantage in the first round. In the South Division, the #2 seed will face the #3 seed in the Semi-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 in the Division Finals. In the South Division, the winner of the Semi-Final match-up shall face the #1 seed in the Division Finals.
Silver Cup Championship Tournament format
The four divisional playoff champions will compete in the NA3HL Championship Tournament, a three-game round robin format followed by a championship game at the Fox Valley Ice Arena, Geneva, Illinois, from March 27-30. Teams will be seeded according to their finish in the NA3HL regular season standings. A round-robin format will be implemented, with the top two teams advancing to the Silver Cup Championship Game. In the event of a tie after round-robin play, a tiebreaking procedure adopted in the rules and regulations shall be used to break the tie.
The winner and the runner-up of the NA3HL Silver Cup will then advance to play in the USA Hockey Tier III Junior National Championship being held in Simsbury, Connecticut during the week after the Silver Cup.