I reached out to the ECHL to find out how the playoff format has changed with the San Francisco Bulls folding Monday.
The answer: It isn’t.
The top eight teams in both conferences will qualify.
In the Western Conference that means all teams will qualify.
I thought this might be a chance to have a crossover rule – the ninth best team from the East would qualify if it had a better record than the eighth team in the West – but I guess because the format was voted on before the season they couldn’t/wouldn’t change it.
Bad news for the Komets, who are in 10th place in their conference heading into tonight’s game at Wheeling, W.Va.