BOISE There are no changes to Idahos home dates, but the Steelheads will have new opponents for two of their home games after San Fransiscos franchise folded Monday. The affected dates include:
Feb. 21: Idaho at Utah (new road date)
Feb. 22: Utah at Idaho (new home opponent)
Feb. 26: Alaska at Idaho (new home opponent)
The league said there will be no changes to the playoff structure, meaning all eight teams in the Western Conference will qualify for the postseason. Because of an unbalanced schedule (some teams will play 71 games), playoff seeding will be determined by winning percentage rather than standings points. Idaho, which will play a full 72-game schedule, sits in fifth place in the Western Conference. The Steelheads game at Alaska on Wednesday night was in progress at press time.