If teams are tied in points at the end of first round play, the following tiebreakers will determine advancement.
- Head to head in playoff play
- Most wins in playoffs
- Goal differential (goals scored minus goals against) with a maximum of three goals differential per game.
- Fewest goals allowed in playoffs
- Most shutouts in playoffs
- Most goals in playoff games (3 goals per game maximum)
- Head to head in regular season
- Ranking in regular season (see chart below)