win2day ICE Hockey League – game mode season 2023/24
The 2023/24 season in the win2day ICE Hockey League will begin on Friday, 15th of September. The regular season will be played in two round robins of 48 games per team and will be completed at the end of February. All 13 teams will play against each other four times in a total of 312 matches. The regular game days of Tuesday, Friday and Sunday will be adhered to.
The teams in first to sixth place after the Regular Season will qualify directly for the quarterfinals. The teams in seventh to tenth place will play "best-of-3" pre-playoffs, with the seventh-placed team choosing whether to play the ninth or tenth-placed team. The winners of the two series complete the field of participants for the quarterfinals. The quarterfinal pairings will continue to be determined by a playoff pick. In this, the top 3 teams select their opponent after the regular season. The fourth-placed team is not available for selection and will face the team that was not chosen in the pick.
From the quarterfinals onwards "best-of-7"
The quarterfinals, semifinals and final will be played in "best-of-7" mode. The team that has collect first four wins is one round further. In the semifinals, the top-ranked team will face the team with the lowest ranking of the regular season.
Starting with the Pre-Playoff, if the score is tied after three regular 20 minutes periods, an endless overtime with sudden death will be played. In non-elimination games, the number of skaters will be reduced to three players plus one goalie per team after the first complete overtime of 20 minutes. In elimination games, five-on-five shall be played until a team scores.