Playoff format for BCHL
Monday, June 11, 2012 - 5:30 PM
By Hartley Miller
Prince George, B.C.
--The BCHL has a new playoff format that was
approved by the league governors at the AGM
The league goes to a three-division alignment
for the 2012-13 season.
In the Coastal Conference, which is now made
up of the Island Division and Mainland Division,
the top four of the five teams in each division will
qualify for post-season play (#1 vs. #4, #2 vs. #3).
Best-of-five series will be played in each the first
two rounds to determine conference finalists and
the Coastal Conference final will be a best-of-seven.
The Prince George Spruce Kings will compete in
the Mainland Division.
In the Interior Conference, which consists of the
six-team Interior Division, the top four teams will
qualify for playoffs (#1 vs. #4, #2 vs. #3).
Two rounds, each a best-of-seven, will be played to
determine a conference champion.
The Fred Page Cup finals will also be a best-of-seven
--In other league news, rosters will now consist of 22
players instead of 21.