THE STAGE IS SET
The table is set for the 2023 Ron Newman Cup Finals featuring the four-time champion Baltimore Blast and the Chihuahua Savage.
Game 1 - Thursday, April 27th at 10:00pm ET
Game 2 - Friday, April 28th at 10:00pm ET
Both games will be played in Chihuahua at Corner Sport Arena due to lack of arena availability in Baltimore
Chihuahua defeated the San Diego Sockers in the Western Conference Final, two games to one, to earn their first Ron Newman Cup final in team history. In only their second season in the MASL, they will play host to the Baltimore Blast, a storied MASL franchise. The Corner Sport Arena, built in 2022 for the Savage holds some of the league’s most passionate fans. The Savage are led by MASL All-Second Team forward Hugo Puentes and Edgar González, who both scored 28 goals in the regular season. Berna Valdovinos is their backbone in the cage, finishing the regular season with an 11-3-1 record and a 4.76 GAA.
Baltimore swept the Milwaukee Wave in the Eastern Conference Final to earn their spot in the Ron Newman Cup final. It is their 5th appearance in the final, and they will be seeking their 4th MASL title. The Blast are led by MASL All-Second Team forward Lucas Roque, who had 30 goals in the regular season. MASL All-Second Team goalkeeper William Vanzela defends the net, coming in with a 11-5-1 record and a 4.14 GAA in the regular season
All games will be streamed live on Twitch and Canela Deportes. For a complete broadcast schedule and channel guide visit: https://www.maslsoccer.com/broadcast-channel-guide
If the home and home series is tied it will be followed by a knockout game following game two.
Knockout Game (playoffs only): If the playoff series is tied after the 2nd game, there will be an additional knockout game which will be treated as an entirely new game. The 1st period of the knockout game will be a full 15-minute period. New lineups will be submitted just like the start of a new game. If tied after the 1st full 15-minute period, additional overtime periods of 10-minutes sudden victory periods will be played. The knockout game will begin 15-minutes after the conclusion of the prior game. Accumulated time penalties and fouls will not carry over from the prior game to the knockout game with the exception of red cards. A player issued a red card in the prior game will be suspended for the knockout game. Teams will be permitted two (2) 60-second timeouts. There will be no media timeouts. Each team will be permitted (1) one coaches challenge that will initiate a VR. Each period will be treated as a quarter in regards to player foul accumulation. If a player accumulates 4 fouls in two periods; the penalty is a 2-minute power play.