Teams play each other once at home
and once away from home in group stage.
2 points for a win or 1 point each
for a tie at 60 minutes plus 1 point
for win after overtime or penalty
Quarter-finals: Team finishing 1st
in Group A (A1) plays team finishing
B (B4), team finishing 2nd in Group
A (A2) plays team finishing 3rd
Group B (B3), team finishing 1st
in Group B (B1) plays team finishing
4th in Group A (A4) and team finishing
2nd in Group B (B2) plays team finishing
3rd in Group A (A3).
The four winning Quarter-finalists will go into a draw to determine the Semi-finals.
The two winning semi-finalists play
for the Challenge Cup at Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff on Sunday 5 March 2017.
All ties, apart from the final, are played over two legs,
one at home and one away from home. Overtime
and penalty shots will decide the
winner if the aggregate score is
N.B. Some Challenge Cup games also
count as Elite League games and points
count for both.