With the AT&T Metroplex HS Hockey Playoffs starting tomorrow night and we are already into the postseason in the Houston Area. Here's a look at how the playoffs are shaking up in Dallas and Houston as the race for the AT&T Metroplex HS Hockey Championship.
Also the race for State Tournament Births and the first ever USA Hockey HS Hockey National Championship Tournament that will be taking place in Mid April.
In the Dallas Area, the league is divided into 2 Tiers as the Gold Tier will have 8 of their 10 teams making the playoffs. While the Silver Tier will have 12 of the 17 teams making the playoffs in the Lower Tier.
If you ask me as well, the Silver Tier is going to have the better drama as the Gold Tier for the most part has been pretty straight forward this season. Also in the Both Tiers, the teams only played 23 games out of 24 due to the Snowstorm that cancelled action back on 2/11. The following games were eventually cancelled after the record snowstorm last month.
I should be at the AT&T Metroplex HS Hockey Championship Games on March 24 which will be at the Dr. Pepper Starcenter in Farmers Branch Starcenter. Also look for updates on HS Sports Shows like HS Game Time on WFAA Channel 8 and on High School Spotlight on FSN hosted by Neil Beasley.
Southlake Carroll VS. Flower Mound @ Farmers Branch Starcenter
Plano Senior VS. Frisco ISD @ Frisco Starcenter
Highland Park VS. Plano West @ Plano Starcenter
Dallas Jesuit VS. Mckinney ISD @ Mckinney Starcenter
Allen VS. Coppell @ Plano Starcenter
Southlake Carroll VS. Bishop Lynch @ Richardson Ice Training Center
Plano Senior VS. Arlington Martin @ Euless Starcenter
Richardson ISD VS. Grapevine @ Farmers Branch Starcenter
Plano West VS. Garland ISD @ Richardson Ice Training Center
HEB-Birdville VS. FM Marcus @ Frisco Starcenter
Midlothian VS. Colleyville Heritage @ Euless Starcenter
Denton Co. Spartans VS. Keller ISD @ Farmers Branch Starcenter
Mansfield ISD VS. Rockwall @ Mckinney Starcenter
It's pretty much being finalized that the State Hockey Tournament will be back in the Dallas Area this season after being in Houston and Austin areas the last 2 seasons. Fore more info on the Amateur Hockey State Wide, log on to the Texas Amateur Hockey Association Website.
Here's a look at the Playoff Formats for both the D/FW Gold & Silver Tier Playoff Matchups.
D/FW Gold Tier: The top 8 teams make the playoffs and will start in a best of 3 Quarterfinals Series as the games will be played on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday if needed. After the Quarterfinals are over, the 4 first round series winners will advance to play in a Single Game Formats in both the Semifinals and the Championship that will be played on 3/22 & 3/24 that will help crown the AT&T Metroplex League Champions.
Quarterfinals: Game 1 3/9, Game 2 3/11, Game 3 3/13 (If Necessary)
Championship: 3/24 @ Farmers Branch Starcenter
Best of 3 Quarterfinal Matchups
#1 Southlake Carroll VS. #8 Frisco ISD
Game 1: 7:00 PM @ Euless Starcenter
Game 2: 6:30 PM @ Farmers Branch Starcenter
Game 3: 2:45 PM @ Euless Starcenter (If Necessary)
#2 Allen VS. #7 Dallas Jesuit
Game 1: 7:00 PM @ Plano Starcenter
Game 2: 8:15 PM @ Farmers Branch Starcenter
Game 3: 6:45 PM @ Mckinney Starcenter (If Necessary)
#3 Plano Senior VS. #6 Flower Mound
Game 1: 8:45 PM @ Plano Starcenter
Game 2: 7:00 PM @ Plano Starcenter
Game 3: 8:30 PM @ Mckinney Starcenter (If Necessary)
#4 Coppell VS. #5 Plano West
Game 1: 7:00 PM @ Farmers Branch Starcenter
Game 2: 8:45 PM @ Plano Starcenter
Game 3: 4:30 PM @ Euless Starcenter (If Necessary)
#1 Seed VS. #4 Seed 6:15 PM @ Farmers Branch Starcenter
#2 Seed VS. #3 Seed 7:00 PM @ Plano Starcenter
3/24: Gold Tier Championship 8:00 PM @ Farmers Branch Starcenter
D/FW Silver Tier: 12 of the 17 teams make the playoffs with the 3 Division Champions and the best 2nd place team getting first Round Byes and getting automatically to the Quarterfinals. The first Round will have the #5 VS. #12, #6 VS. #11, #7 VS. #10 & #8 VS. 9 where winners will advance to the Quarterfinals to play the top 4 teams. Then Winners will advance to the Semifinals and Final which will be played on 3/22 & 3/24.
If your wondering why they is such a long gap between the Quarterfinals and Semifinals. That's because a majority of teams school districts are on Spring Break and will have different State Tournaments for players that play Travel Hockey as well that week.
1st Round: 3/9
Championship: 3/24 @ Farmers Branch Starcenter
3/9: 1st Round
#5 Midlothian VS. #12 Mansfield ISD 8:45 PM @ Euless Starcenter
#6 Plano East VS. #11 Arlington Martin 8:45 PM @ Richardson Ice Training Center
#7 Richardson ISD VS. #10 Southlake Carroll 7:00 PM @ Richardson Ice Training Center
#8 Denton Co. Spartans VS. #9 Grapevine 8:45 PM @ Farmers Branch Starcenter
#1 Garland ISD VS. #8 Seed 6:30 PM @ Richardson Ice Training Center
#2 Keller ISD VS. #7 Seed 7:00 PM @ Euless Starcenter
#3 FM Marcus VS. #6 Seed 8:45 PM @ Euless Starcenter
#4 Rockwall VS. #5 Seed 8:15 PM @ Richardson Ice Training Center
#1 Seed VS. #4 Seed 8:00 PM @ Farmers Branch Starcenter
#2 Seed VS. #3 Seed 8:45 PM @ Plano Starcenter
3/24: Silver Tier Championship 6:15 PM @ Farmers Branch Starcenter
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