When a team does not qualify for a tournament or division or post season they can be awarded an at large bid by some sort of voting system.
Thanks any idea how that “system” works? To be clear to the angry guy who will respond, no I am not wondering for my bender sons team, have just heard this continuously thrown around and was curious.
I believe they use a ranking system like myhockey. It's slightly different than the rankings they post on the website. I think if you're ranked high enough (usually top 8, top 10) you can write USA Hockey a letter to be considered for an at large.