By Ruben Medina, NIHL Statistician
Nineteen of the 22 age and metallic divisions in the Northern Illinois Hockey League are playing their 2017-2018 Seeding Round right now. In fact, this is crunch time for all the teams in these divisions since the Seeding Round is about to end on Saturday, October 28.
Gold A teams at the Squirt, PeeWee and Bantam age levels have two weeks left to see which teams will get promoted to NIHL Elite for the Regular Season. The teams in the Gold B, Silver A, Silver B and Bronze metallic levels are playing to get themselves placed in the metallic level and tier that give them the best competitive fit for the Regular Season. The same goes for the Mites, the Girls 12U, Girls 14U and Girls 16U/19U divisions.
NIHL’s score posting process is very simple and as a result Standings are updated in near real time. In fact, as of this writing, almost 50% of all game scores were posted within 1 hour of the game’s conclusion, nearly 70% were posted within 4 hours and a full 93% were posted within 24 hours. CLICK HERE and see where things stand right now in your team’s metallic level.
Good luck to everyone in these last few days of Seeding Round!