Cougars Release First Round Playoff Schedule

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Jeff Sargeant

February 28, 2013, Prince George, BC (ISN) –  The Cariboo Cougars will host the South Island Royals in the first round of the BCMML playoffs starting March 8th.

The best-of-three quarterfinal series schedule is as follows:

Game 1: Friday, March 8th 2:15pm

Game 2: Saturday, March 9th 1:00pm

Game 3 (if necessary): Sunday March 10th 9:15am

All games will be played at the Prince George Coliseum.

For the fourth straight season the Cougars enter the post-season as the second seed having secured home-ice advantage through the first two rounds of the playoffs having already secured their position entering this weekend’s final two games of the regular season in Coquitlam against the Vancouver NE Chiefs.

This year’s BCMML playoffs introduce a new format with eight of the league’s 11 teams making the post-season. Previously, the top two teams advanced immediately to the semi-finals, but now all must play a quarterfinal series in a 1 vs. 8, 2 vs. 7, 3 vs. 6, and 4 vs. 5 seeding system.