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ECHL announces qualification rules, format for 2022 Kelly Cup Playoffs

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The ECHL announced on Friday that qualification for the 2022 Kelly Cup Playoffs will be based on points percentage at the conclusion of the regular season in the event 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. All four rounds in the 2022 Kelly Cup Playoffs will be best-of-seven series.

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 Eastern Conference champion will meet the Western Conference champion in the 2022 Kelly Cup Finals.