Upon qualifying Canada would play the late quarter final and semi-final games (match ups do not change, only game times if required)
Upon qualifying Canada will play their quarter final game – no matter what seed in Toronto
Quarter-final match ups would be based on preliminary round results and a cross over between the two pools. (A1 – B4) (B1-A4) (A2-B3) and (B2-A3) would be the quarter-final match ups. There will be two quarter finals held in each city.
The third relegation game, currently scheduled for January 5th, will only be played if the teams involved split the first two games of the three-game series.