I was wondering how the ECHL plans to run the Western Conference next year?

From: Matt

Comments: Hey Condors, I was wondering how the ECHL plans to run the Western conference next year? With Victoria dropping out, that leaves 7 teams in the Western conference, and only 6 playoff teams. Will there possibly be any expansion teams, or possibly some Eastern conference teams joining us in the conference? Thanks guys, and good luck in the offseason.

Reply: Your answer, Matt, comes from none other than ECHL Commissioner, Brian McKenna:

We are disappointed at the developments in Victoria. A final announcement on their future status will come after the end of the Playoffs. In the future, our clear goal is to add more teams in the West so that we can have a playoff format similar to the East.

The 2011-12 Conference alignment and playoff format is a decision to be made by our Board of Governors and will certainly be on the agenda for our Annual Meeting in June.

Thank you for your continued support of the Condors and the ECHL.

Brian McKenna