So if you play a tournament and go further than you thought and it adds a couple games and you end up playing 23 games then you still need to be .500 or better. Does that sound about right? .500 is more important than 20 points?
nearly every tournament is two games (the second game has the winners playing and the losers playing each other), they are factored into your 20 game season. this is not youth hockey the schedule is set for the entire year months before the season starts. yes, snow days or rink issues make for headaches all around.