There are four (4) playoff rounds total during the College Hockey Tournament Bracket Challenge. Prior to the first round of the tournament, you will fill out your brackets in its entirety. You will not be able to change your picks once the tournament begins. Once the tournament starts your bracket locks for the remainder of the College Hockey Bracket Challenge. The Administrator will update point totals at the end of each tournament game.
If your bracket(s) is not submitted once the deadline passes, you are ineligible to play.
A team will accumulate points based on the round in which each correctly guessed team has won. The chart below lists the point values.
Round 1 Correct Picks
1 Point (x multiplier)
Round 2 Correct Picks
2 Points (x multiplier)
Round 3 Correct Pick
3 Points (x multiplier)
Round 4 Correct Pick
4 Points (x multiplier)
Multipler points are seed-based, rewarding lower ranked teams moving on in the tournament. For example, if the #4 seed team wins their first round matchup, they earn 1 point x 4 (their seed) to equal 4 points. If the #1 seed wins their first round matchup they earn 1 point x 1 (again, their seed) to equal 1 point. Same system holds true throughout the playoffs. If you pick a #4 seed to win the championship, it is worth 16 points (4 x 4).
Ties will be broken by comparing tiebreaker answers each owner will provide with final bracket submission. In the event that there is still a tie after all tiebreaker answers are examined, the league commissioner will decide the winner
The Second Season 2017 NCAA® College Hockey Tournament Bracket Challenge settings
As a user, you will fill out a bracket of who you think will win each round. Points are based on the amount of teams you've correctly guessed to advance, accumulating more points the further you go in the tournament. The challenge will begin on March 24, 2017 and run through the finals.
The Second Season 2017 NCAA® College Hockey Tournament Bracket Challenge is FREE to play for the entire tournament, and you can set up as many leagues as you want! No purchase or entry fee necessary to enter.
The Second Season ("SS") will serve as the Administrator of the 2017 NCAA® College Hockey Tournament Bracket Challenge and will be responsible for resolving any disputes that arise regarding violations of the settings or anything else that may come up.
The Challenge is open to persons who are: (a) Registered Users; (b) legal residents of one (1) of the fifty (50) United States, Washington DC, or Canada (excluding Quebec) (for purposes of clarity, Puerto Rico is expressly excluded).
For purposes of these Official Settings, "Registered User" means a person who has successfully completed the registration form and has obtained a User Identification ("Email Address") and associated password ("Password") on TheSecondSeason.com.
If you are not a Registered User you may become a Registered User and obtain an ID and a Password by completing the Second Season registration form by going here on TheSecondSeason.com. There is no fee or charge to become a Registered User.
Registered Users can sign up any time up to 5 minutes before puck drop on March 24, 2017 by visiting the TheSecondSeason.com website. Registered Users are not eligible to register once the tournament has started, and your team will only earn points if you sign up and fill your roster before the first tournament game. No retroactive points will be awarded.