Here are the rules for player usage in the playoffs. Please follow these when building your coaches file
- The availability of players for the playoffs is governed by the following tables:
- SKATERS: Less than 35 NHL regular season games played – ineligible for the playoffs.
- GOALIES: Any goalie starting a playoff game MUST have played in 30 or more NHL regular season games. If a team does not have any goalie eligible to start a playoff game (i.e., no goalie on roster had played 30 games in prior NHL season), then the team must rotate its playoff starting assignments between the two goalies which played the most games for that team in the current CHA regular season. If the goalie dressed as your back-up appeared in less than 30 NHL games, your starting goalie may ONLY be replaced due to injury, or game misconduct penalty. The only exception would be if a team is played with the computer coach which takes it upon itself to change the starting goalie. Hence, under circumstances where a team’s back-up goalie appeared in fewer than 30 NHL games, the starting goalie may NOT be pulled merely for perceived poor play. 30 or more regular season NHL games played – may appear in all playoff games.
- BACK-UP GOALIES: Less than 10 NHL regular season games played = ineligible for the playoffs; 10 or more NHL regular season games played = may dress as back-up in all playoff games.
Regina and Penticton will have their strats out later tonight