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The Canadian Hockey League announced Tuesday it’s making a modification to the point system ahead of the 2023 Memorial Cup in Kamloops, which runs from May 25 to June 4. This year, the tournament will revert back to a point system where two points are awarded to the winning team in each round-robin game of the Memorial Cup, regardless of whether the team wins in regulation time or overtime, while the losing team will not receive a point in regulation or overtime. Last year’s tournament saw teams receive three points for a regulation win, two points for an overtime win, and one point for an overtime loss. Remaining in place from last year, however, will be the new overtime rules that were implemented for round-robin games at the Memorial Cup. Overtime in the round-robin will continue to be played in a 3-on-3 format in 20-minute periods until a winner is decided. Overtime for tie-breaker, semi-final and championship games of the Memorial Cup, will be played in a 5-on-5 format in 20-minute periods until a winner is decided. The Peterborough Petes and London Knights begin their best-of-seven OHL championship series Thursday with the winner advancing to the Memorial Cup. Read More

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