The 2018 edition of the Metro Cup Nike Bracket will be played between March 12- 17 with eight teams, broken into two brackets of four apiece. Each team will play a round robin (3 games) within their bracket. The point bracket below will determine where teams will finish within their group and they will then advance to the Finals on Saturday. The finals will feature the 1st place team in each bracket facing off for the title while the 2nd place teams will play for third place and on in that fashion.
Point system in group play:
3 points for win, 1 point for tie, 0 points for loss
Tie breaker for group play standings:
1) Head to Head, 2) shutouts, 3) goals allowed, 4) Coin toss
Tie breakers: Finals only
1. Two 5 min overtime period (Golden Goal)
2. Penalty Kick Shootout (IHSA)
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SCHEDULES have been modified somewhat as teams requested a chance to play a final game against a team they won’t see again, for example Triad will now face Rochester Saturday. So here are the schedules for all three brackets.
|Mar 17||10 am||Nike||Waterloo v Alton||Edwardsville HS|
|Mar 17||12:00||Adidas||O'Fallon v Gibault||Althoff HS|
|Mar 17||12:00||Nike||Rochester v Triad||Edwardsville HS|
|Mar 17||14:00||Adidas||Mascoutah v Wesclin/Marquette loser||Althoff HS|
|Mar 17||14:00||Nike||1st Place: Edwardsville v Belleville West||Edwardsville HS|
|Mar 17||14:00||Puma||5th Place||TBA|
|Mar 17||16:00||Adidas||Roxana v Wesclin/Marquette winner||Althoff HS|
|Mar 17||16:00||Nike||Belleville East v Springfield||Edwardsville HS|
|Mar 17||16:00||Puma||3rd Place||TBA|
|Mar 17||18:00||Adidas||1st Place: Althoff v Columbia||Althoff HS|
|Mar 17||18:00||Puma||1st Place||TBA|
Metro Cup Nike Bracket 2018