Fresno to Host Playoff Games in March

FRESNO, CA -- The Fresno Monsters have announced that they will host the number three seed team of the Western Division for the Semi-Finals at home on the fourth weekend of March.

Fresno will finish out the regular season as the number 2 seed in the West. Securing them as host to the Divisional Semi's and a bye during the first week of playoffs. The number 3 seed in the Western Division has yet to be determined but it looks strong that it could be San Diego who comes to Fresno.

The Divisional Semi-Finals are a best of three series.

The details are as follows:

Date(s) & Time(s):

March 22 - 7:30pm

March 23 - 5:30pm

March 24 - 10:00am *if necessary


Gateway Ice Center

- WSHL Playoff format (from -

ROUND 1, MARCH 14-17: This is a play-in round for the divisions with 5-teams where the two lowest seeds face-off. The Winner moves on to play against the No. 1 seed in their division. 

ROUND 2, MARCH 21-24: This is the division semi-final round. 4-team divisions will start in this round. 

ROUND 3, MARCH 28-31: Division Finals round. 

THORNE CUP, APRIL 9-13: The Thorne Cup Finals will start in round-robin fashion with two groups facing off against each other. The 5 division champions will qualify for the Thorne Cup Finals while the 6th seed is determined as the division finals runner-up with most points, or the Host, should Ogden not win the Mountain Division Finals.

Visit the link below for further information on the Thorne Cup Finals and host city, Ogden.  

Click here for original playoff format article

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