The Playoff Push: Jan. 27, 2024

By USPHL Staff
In The Playoff Push, we will take a look at the busiest game days’ most integral games in regards to teams clinching playoffs or clinching specific playoff berths, as we head down the stretch toward the end of the regular season in early March.

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Tampa Bay holds the head-to-head over the Florida Jr. Blades. They need to pick up a point today against Bold City or see the Blades lose to Atlanta to clinch the final spot in the Florida Division.

Steele County clinched a playoff spot Friday. This leaves the Dells Ducks, Isanti Outlaws and Minnesota Mullets grappling for the last two berths. It will be a while before we know the outcome.

The Hudson Havoc have secured home ice in the first round of the Midwest West Division playoffs, and the Connecticut Jr. Rangers have clinched home ice in the Atlantic Division.

The Fresno Monsters and Ontario Jr. Reign both clinched playoff berths in the Pacific yesterday.

In the Midwest East, the idle Gamblers can clinch today with a Fort Wayne victory over Decatur.


If the WBS Knights pick up a point vs. Elmira or if the Connecticut Jr. Rangers lose to the Northern Cyclones, the WBS Knights will clinch a berth.

Ditto for the Rockets: if they win at home today over P.A.L. or if Connecticut loses to the Cyclones in regulation, the Rockets will clinch a playoff berth.