The league has adopted the NHL overtime format with five minutes of three on three sudden death overtime followed by a three round shoot out with extra rounds as needed to break the tie.
The league will be adding two high definition cameras in each arena to provide teams with better video analysis for the team and increase supervision of the officials and player safety.
The league will expand its Concussion Management Program and will continue to work with the Canadian Mental Health Association to help anyone involved with the league access to help in dealing with mental health issues.
The top five teams in each division qualify for the playoffs. The fourth place team plays the fifth place team in a best of three series. The series winner becomes the fourth seed and plays the first place team in the division semifinals and the second place team plays the third place team in best of seven series. The semifinal winners meet in the best of seven division championship series. The division champions meet in the best of seven Copeland Cup-McNamara Trophy final.