[ECNL] The U-18 National Finals will be played in conjunction with the 2013 ECNL National playoffs in Aurora, Colo., June 21-23.
The change was made to allow qualifying U-18 teams to finish Elite Clubs National League competition in June, and to avoid any conflicts with college preseason activities.
U-18 conference champions -- based solely on conference games -- qualify automatically to the National Finals.
Second- and third-place teams in each conference will be in contention for wild-card berths. Of these 16 teams, the top eight teams -- using points-per-game (from every game played throughout the season in conference play and national events) -- will receive the final eight berths.