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MJHL releases 2021-22 playoff format

WINNIPEG, MB – The MJHL has announced the Playoff Format to be implemented for the 2021-22 Season.

The 2022 MJHL Playoffs are scheduled to begin Friday, March 18 2022. The top four teams from each division will advance to a Divisional Round 1 (Quarter-Finals) best of seven series based on regular season points. Winners from round 1 from each division will advance to a non-divisional Round 2 (Semi-Finals) best of seven series based on regular season points. The two winners will then advance to Round 3 (League Championship) in a best of seven series for the opportunity to raise the Turnbull Trophy and represent the MJHL in the ANAVET Cup (Best of Seven Series) vs the SJHL Champion for a spot in the 2022 Centennial Cup (CJHL National Championship).

2021-22 Playoff Format

Round 1 – Divisional

1st Round of Playoffs (Quarter Finals – Divisional)
Top 4 teams from each division will advance to round 1 of playoffs.
Teams will be seeded based on regular season divisional standings.
Top 2 teams will have home ice advantage.
Divisions (X2)
Team 1 vs 4
Team 2 vs 3
This round is a best of 7 series.
Winners advance to next round.

Round 2- Non Divisional (Semi Finals)

Teams will be seeded based on overall regular season standings.
Top 2 teams will have home ice advantage.
Team 1 vs 4
Team 2 vs 3
This round is a best of 7 series.
Winners advance to next round.

Round 3 (League Championship)

Teams will be seeded based on overall regular season standings.
Top team will have home ice advantage.
Team 1 vs 2
This round is a best of 7 series.

Please stay tuned for further exciting announcements to come.

About the MJHL

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League is one of nine Junior ‘A’ Hockey Leagues in Canada and is a proud member of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL). The MJHL exists to provide the best hockey development opportunities its players.

Our goal is to develop players and ultimately have them develop into solid citizens who make a positive contribution to their community. Communities with a Junior ‘A’ hockey club generate their spirit in and around the community arena facilities. The goal of the MJHL is to provide its fans, communities and supporters with the best possible hockey product through dedication to improvement in all areas of the game both on and off the ice.

Mission Statement

To provide each MJHL player with an elite hockey development experience with a strong emphasis on education and positive citizenship. To deliver exciting Junior ‘A’ hockey action to fans throughout the province and enhance Manitoba communities in the spirit of sports excellence and goodwill.