The Reno Ice Adult League Spring 2023 D-League Playoffs start next week. Reno Pond Hockey ended their regular season last night. With the regular season now over we are talking about the playoffs. The RIAL Spring 2023 Playoffs start this week overlapping with the end of the regular season. Most of the playoff games are next week. The RIAL Spring 2023 D-League Semifinals will be on Wednesday, May 31st, 2023. The RIAL Spring 2023 D-League Championship game will be on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023.
People who have been following my playoff updates will already know that information.
Reno Pond Hockey secured a playoff spot after an 8-1 win over The Guardians on Sunday, April 23rd, 2023. This will be the fourth time Reno Pond Hockey has been in the playoffs. This is the third time in a row Reno Pond Hockey has qualified for the playoffs. Reno Pond Hockey has qualified for the playoffs every season since the creation of the D-League. Reno Pond Hockey secured the number one seed in the playoffs after winning the regular season title. This is their second time as a number one seed and a regular season title winner. They have won back to back RIAL D-League regular season titles. This is the first time they have won back to back regular season titles. They won the RIAL Spring 2023 Regular season title with a record of 10-0-0 with 20 points. This is the first time Reno Pond Hockey has gone undefeated in the regular season. They have not lost a game since December of 2022. They have won twenty one straight games.
The RIAL Playoff schedule was announced earlier this week. Reno Pond Hockey being the #1 seed will face the #4 seed Jurassic Pucks in the RIAL Spring 2023 D-League Playoff Semifinals. This is the second season in a row where Reno Pond Hockey will face the Jurassic Pucks in the D-League Semifinals. The game will be on Wednesday, May 31st, 2023. The game start is set for 9:00pm. This is the same D-League Semifinal matchup for Reno Pond Hockey as last season.
If Reno Pond Hockey win they will advance to the RIAL Spring 2023 D-League Championship game. That game will be on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023. The start time for that is set for 1:30pm. The D-League Championship is part of Championship Saturday. As part of Championship Saturday the E-League, the D-League, and the C-League will play their championship games back to back.
If Reno Pond Hockey make the D-League Championship game, that will be their third straight appearance. Only a few teams in the RIAL have ever made a championship game three times in a row. Reno Pond Hockey will face The Guardians or Mid-Ice Crisis if they make the D-League Championship game.
The other RIAL Spring 2023 D-League Playoff Semifinal game is between the #2 seed The Guardians and the #3 Seed Mid-Ice Crisis. That game will be immediately after Reno Pond Hockey’s Semifinal game. Just like in the Reno Pond Hockey game, the winner of the second semifinal game will advance to the RIAL Spring 2023 D-League Playoff Championship.
Here is the bracket: