7 of 9 teams in the Pacific Division will make the postseason
The format of the 2022 Calder Cup Playoffs was set today by the American Hockey League’s Board of Governors. Bakersfield has captured the Pacific Division in two of the past three seasons.
In the Pacific Division, seven of the 9 teams will qualify for the postseason. The top seed will receive a bye from Round One.
ROUND ONE (top seed receives bye) Best-of-three format #2 seed v #7 seed
#3 seed v #6 seed
#4 seed v #5 seed
DIVISION SEMI-FINALS Best-of-five format #1 seed v lowest remaining seed
Second highest seed v Third highest seed
DIVISION FINALS Best-of-5 format Semi-final winner 1 v Semi-final winner 2
The winner of the Pacific Division finals will face the winner of the Central Division in a Best-of-7 Conference Finals with the winner advancing to the Calder Cup Finals, which will also be a Best-of-7 format.
The Condors open the regular season on Saturday, Oct. 16 against the Abbotsford Canucks on Mercy and Memorial Hospitals Home Ice at Mechanics Bank Arena.