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ECHL DIVISIONAL ALIGNMENT AND PLAYOFF FORMAT ANNOUNCED

Tuesday, February 3rd
ECHL DIVISIONAL ALIGNMENT AND PLAYOFF FORMAT ANNOUNCED

PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL announced on Tuesday the Divisional alignment for the 2015-16 season, as well as the format for the 2016 Kelly Cup Playoffs, following the announcement last week of the League Membership.

As approved by the Board of Governors, the Conference and Divisional alignment for the 2015-16 Season will be as follows:

Eastern Conference

North Division

Brampton Beast, Kalamazoo Wings, Toledo Walleye, Wheeling Nailers

East Division

Adirondack, Elmira Jackals, Manchester, Norfolk, Reading Royals

South Division

Florida Everblades, Greenville Road Warriors, Gwinnett Gladiators, Orlando Solar Bears, South Carolina Stingrays

Western Conference

Midwest Division

Cincinnati Cyclones, Evansville IceMen, Fort Wayne Komets, Indy Fuel, Quad City Mallards

Central Division

Allen Americans, Missouri Mavericks, Tulsa Oilers, Wichita Thunder

West Division

Alaska Aces, Colorado Eagles, Idaho Steelheads, Rapid City Rush, Utah Grizzlies

The division winners will be seeded 1, 2 and 3 and the next five highest point totals in each conference will qualify for the 2016 Kelly Cup Playoffs. All series in the playoffs will be played in a best-of-seven format with the conference champions meeting in the Kelly Cup Finals to determine a national champion.

***Photo and article courtesy of Joe Babik, Director of Communications of the ECHL***

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