2016-17 OUA Men's Hockey Competitive Structure


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFF & CHAMPIONSHIP
# OF TEAMS 19, 2 conferences
12
PARTICIPATING TEAMS

EAST: Concordia, Laurentian, McGill, UQTR, UOIT, Carleton, Queen's, RMC, Nipissing

WEST: Brock, Guelph, Toronto, Lakehead, Laurier, Ryerson, Waterloo, Western, Windsor, York

Top 8 in each conference based on regular season standings
# OF GAMES
28
3 Rounds of Best-of-Three and Single Game Championship
FORMAT

Round robin vs each team in conference

Single game vs each team in other conference + one or two additional games

The higher-seeded team has home ice for two of the three games (including Game 3)
NB: Same format is used in both conferences

FIRST ROUND (best of three)
#8 vs #1
#7 vs #2
#6 vs #3
#5 vs #4

SECOND ROUND: OUA QUARTER-FINALS (best of three)
Teams re-seed and play a best of three quarter-final series (i.e. if all top seeded teams win the match up's will be #4 vs #1 and #3 vs #2)

THIRD ROUND: OUA SEMI-FINALS (best of three)
Winners of the quarter-finals play for the Conference title

QUEEN'S CUP (single game)
SF Winners (East vs West) 

2015-16 CHAMPION
UQTR University of New Brunswick
OUA CHAMPIONSHIP (Queen's Cup)
March 11, 2017 @ Highest Remaining 
CIS CHAMPIONSHIP
March 16-19, 2017 @ University of New Brunswick
REFEREE-IN-CHIEF

Bryan Lewis