PNWJLL PLAYOFF FORMAT
The Pacific Northwest Junior Lacrosse League (PNWJLL) playoff format has changed now that there are 6 teams competing in the league.
The leagues' first and second place teams will receive a first round bye and will await the winners of the quarter-final games.
In the first round (Quarter-final), the team with the third best record will be matched against the 6th place team (3rd vs. 6th). The fourth and fifth placed teams within the League will also meet in the first round (4th vs. 5th). The highest seeded team in either playoff game will be declared the home team. These playoff games are single-elimination games.
The second round (Semi-final) will see the team with the best league record (1st place) face the lowest ranked winning team from the quarter-final round. The first place team will have the first and third (if needed) games of the series at their arena while the lowest seeded team will have the second game at their arena. The team with the second best record in league play will face the highest ranked winning team from the quarter-final round. The second place team will have the first and third (if needed) games of the series at their arena while the lowest seeded team will have the second game at their arena. The Semi-final series will be a best-of-three affair.
The second round (Semi-final) winning Clubs will advance to the PNWJLL Championship Series. Home floor advantage for the PNWJLL Championship goes to the Club that placed higher in regular season standings. The Final Championship series will be another best-of-three affair.
The Club that wins the Final Series will be declared the PNWJLL Champion and the 2nd place team will be declared the Runners-Up. Both teams will advance to the British Columbia Junior B Tier 2 Lacrosse Provincial Championships.
The Pacific Northwest Junior Lacrosse League will host these Championships in even years (ie: 2020, 2024) and the West Coast Junior Lacrosse League will host these Championships in odd years (ie: 2021, 2023); until such time as another Tier 2 League is declared in British Columbia.