Its on the site under DOCS No change to Elite or Black having only 1 team allowed but a change for White and Silver
• There will be no automatic bids for the white division based on previous years standings or championship.
• The White Parity Tournament may have 2 teams from the same organization
entered as long as no team from their organization qualified for the Black
Division and both teams will be allowed to participate in the White division
for the 2017-18 seasons if they both qualify.
• The end result of the White Division Parity will be a division of 10 teams
• If an Organizations 2 teams fail to qualify for the Black Division and the
White Division, both teams will be placed in the Silver division.
If I read this correctly-
No more than two (2) teams per organization will be allowed within the three Tier I groups. (In the event we need additional teams for the silver division, elite organizations will be allowed to put a 3rd team into the Tier 1 silver division)
Doesn't that mean the Islanders need to do something and can't field three teams in Tier 1? Also means Terriers can't have 2 teams in Black now either.
An organization may have 1 go for black. If they don't qualify then 2 teams can go for white. They may also have a silver. If both teams make white then it is 2 white and 1 in silver. If only one makes white then it is 1 in white and 2 in silver. If they can't even qualify 1 team for white then they are playing in the wrong league and all of the coaches and directors should be fired.
All of these quotas just serve to make the parity process less efficient. Who cares if there are two Islander teams in black if they are both good enough? Enough with the regulations, just let the "market" take care of things with wins and losses as the sole criteria.