Defending champs lock up postseason berth
With their 5-2 victory over the Aberdeen Wings on Thursday night, the Bismarck Bobcats clinched the Central Division's third berth to the Robertson Cup Playoffs.
After 51 games, the Bobcats sit in third place in the Central with 62 points - three fewer than the second-place Coulee Region Chill and five fewer than the division-leading Owatonna Express, both of whom are also bound for the postseason.
The other NAHL teams to clinch playoff berths are the West Division's Fairbanks Ice Dogs (division champions), Alaska Avalanche, Kenai River Brown Bears and Wenatchee Wild and the South Division's Amarillo Bulls, Texas Tornado and Topeka RoadRunners.
View the 2011 Robertson Cup Playoffs format here.