The long-shot path to the playoffs for UAH

This probably calls for your favorite “so you’re telling me there’s a chance” meme.

Following UAH’s 1-1 tie at Bemidji State on Friday night, along with both Alaska and Alaska Anchorage losing, the Chargers still have a chance to make the WCHA playoffs, but a lot of things have to go their way.

WCHA Standings (3 games left) W-L-T Pts
8. Alaska Anchorage 8-15-2 18
9. Alaska 6-15-4 16
10. UAH 4-15-6 14

For the Chargers to make the postseason, the following must happen:

  • UAH beats Bemidji State tonight
  • Alaska loses to Michigan Tech tonight
  • Alaska Anchorage loses to Minnesota State tonight
  • UAH sweeps Bowling Green next week
  • Alaska takes exactly three points from Alaska Anchorage next week

This would put UAH in eight place with 20 points, with Alaska and Alaska Anchorage tied at 19 points. The Chargers won’t be able to take any tiebreakers, so they must have more points outright. Alaska Anchorage has the tiebreaker edge over UAH with its 2-1-1 record over the Chargers this season, and in the event of a three-way tie, UAA will have more conference wins.

Meanwhile, the race for the MacNaughton Cup is getting interesting between Minnesota State, Michigan Tech, and Bowling Green. For more on all the WCHA races, visit The WCHA Playoff Prediction Blog.