Gulls Clinch Playoff Berth in First Season

San Jose’s loss assures the Gulls a spot in postseason

The Gulls clinched a spot in the 2016 Calder Cup playoffs Wednesday evening before their home game against Bakersfield even ended.

San Diego entered the day needing one more point to make it official, but when San Antonio defeated the San Jose Barracuda in overtime, that became a moot point.

This means the Gulls have qualified for the postseason in their first season in the American Hockey League. Now they get to reward their fans with at least a couple more home games.

The Gulls were 36-22-3-2 entering Wednesday and currently sit in second place in the new Pacific Division.

San Diego is one of 5 expansion franchises based in California enjoying their inaugural season.

The playoff berth is also a reflection of the Anaheim Ducks success in developing young prospects.

The Ducks’ AHL affiliate has now reached the postseason 12 times in 19 seasons.

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