The CHL Cinderella story will begin Thursday night, with three games in seven nights to determine the best team in the league.
The league announced Thursday morning that four of its top five teams will advance to the final stage, while the final four will battle for the final spot in the championship series.
The top three teams will play the remaining games of the regular season in the Memorial Cup tournament, which runs Feb. 27-March 4 in London.
The Memorial Cup is the best tournament in the CHDHL, which is part of the National Hockey League (NHL) and features the best of the best in a series of five-on-five games.
The final will be played in the Capital One Cup, a tournament sponsored by the Capital Cities Foundation, which also operates the Memorial Bowl and Capital One Classic.
The CHL will televise all three games on NBCSN, with a live feed on NHL GameCenter from Toronto and the broadcast rights to the Memorials to be sold in each market.
The regular season will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18 and will feature a total of seven games.
The playoffs will be scheduled on Sunday, Feb, 19 and the finals on Tuesday, Feb., 20.
The conference championship game will be televised by NBC Sports Network from Washington, D.C., on Friday, Feb 21.
The second round of the playoffs will take place on Sunday March 1, with the Stanley Cup final being played on Wednesday, March 3.
The championship series will be broadcast by CBC on Monday, March 6, with Game 7 being played in Ottawa on Saturday.
The NHL playoffs are scheduled to begin March 9 and finish on April 2, with two games in the first round and two games on the second round.
The semifinals and championship will be on March 19, the final in the regular-season series.
Tickets are available at the following locations:O’Connor Arena, 6th floor, between 5 p.m. and 7 p., Friday, March 18, and the game will start at 8 p.t. (8 p.a.m.)