The Journal Gazette
Friday, January 21, 2022 2:07 pm

Playoff qualification based on points percentage, ECHL says

The Journal Gazette

The ECHL said Friday that qualification for the 2022 Kelly Cup Playoffs will be based on points percentage at the conclusion of the regular season if teams do not complete all regularly scheduled games.

The top four teams in each of the four divisions based on points percentage will earn postseason berths, the ECHL said in a statement. All four rounds in the 2022 Kelly Cup Playoffs will be best-of-seven series, the statement said.

It said the division semifinals in each division will see the first-place team meet the fourth-place finisher and the second-place team taking on the third-place team.

The two winners in each division will meet in the division finals, with those winners advancing to the conference finals, the ECHL said. It said the Eastern Conference champion will meet the Western Conference champion in the 2022 Kelly Cup Finals.


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