3-4 back to back matches played on Thursdays.
Matches scheduled at 9:15PM, 9:45PM, 10:15PM and sometimes 10:45 PM AEST.
Top 8 teams qualify for the finals series.
8 team single elimination bracket.
Two-legged aggregate. If scores are tied after two games, a third game will be played using Golden Goal rules. Extra time and penalties will come into play in the third game if no goal is scored in regular time. There is no away goals rule.