Rochester, N.Y. - The United Collegiate Hockey Conference (UCHC) announced changes to its men's hockey postseason tournament for the upcoming 2018-19 season, Tuesday.
What remains unchanged, six teams will still qualify with the top two seeds still getting byes to the semi-finals.
The differences lie once the semifinals begin. The semifinals and final will now be two-game mini-series as opposed to single elimination games.
If one team wins both games or wins one and ties the next, they win the series.
However, one win a piece or two ties will result in an extra 20 minute five-on-five period after the second game. The team with the most goals there wins the series.
If it's tied after the extra frame, then continuous sudden death overtime periods will follow that until someone scores to win it.
No changes will be made this year to the women's tournament.