Bismarck got screwed on the tiebreak. If Amarillo would've lost by 1 to Wenatchee they might not have gotten in. They realized if they lost by alot they would get in automatically. Whole thing is a joke.
The NAHL seems to be constantly tweaking the Robertson Cup format, and it seemed like the league had it right this year. There were no more host teams, four deserving division-winners, three-game round-robin, sensible tiebreakers.