--- Half Shield allowance (men’s play only) 3-5-d, HR-37
To work with the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport to researchand study the use of half shield facial protection and the potential impact on NCAA competition.
Summary- this rule does not allow for the use of half shields. They only state that they will begin to
consider the ½ visor as a possible option in the future. So in summary, NO ½ visors!
--- Delayed penalty enforcement 4-9, HR-49-50
If the non-offending team scores during the delayed penalty, the penalty would still be enforced and that team would receive a power play.
Summary- If the referee is signaling a delay penalty and the non-offending team scores, the delay
penalty is NOT negated.
--- Defensive team shoots puck out of play from defensive zone 6-10-a, HR-62
When a delay of game penalty is NOT called, the team that shoots the puck directly out of play would not be allowed to change its players. This would provide some penalty for a defending team that shoots the puck out of play directly. If the puck is ruled to be deliberately shot out of play, a delay of game penalty still may be issued.
--- Faceoff location: Shot off of goal and out of play 6-15, HR-64-66
When the puck is shot by the offensive team and it hits the goal cage and goes out of play, keep the faceoff in the offensive zone.
Summary- If the attacking teams shoots the puck off the cross bar or goal frame and out of play, the
face-off remains inside the attacking zone.
--- Hand Passes 6-19, HR-70
Require that a hand pass must be “deliberately directed to a teammate or create a gained advantage” for this rule to be in effect.
Summary- The puck must be directed to a teammate. If the puck simply deflects off of a players glove and to his/her teammate, play shall continue.
--- Icing 6-27, HR-73-74
New rule that mirrors system used in some junior leagues where the linesmen judge which player would touch the puck first if an icing is in effect.
Summary- Icing can be waived by the linesman, if a player on the offending team would reach the puck first, regardless of whether or not it crosses the goal line.
---Shorthanded team not allowed to ice the puck 6-27-b, HR-74
In exhibition games ONLY, enforce icing at all times of the game.
Summary- This is only a test for the NCAA. It is NOT a rule change. I will not be used in ACHA games this season.
--- Obtainable pass 6-27-f, HR-75
Remove this provision in the rules.
Summary- No more obtainable pass.
--- Overtime 6-55, HR-85-86
To have goalkeepers change ends of the ice before the overtime period begins.
Summary- Goalies will switch ends for any OT period. If the game goes to shoot-out, goalies would return to their “original” ends.
--- Awarding goals 6-59-b, HR-88
To allow a goal to be awarded during a breakaway situation with an empty net if the player is fouled.
Summary- If a player is on a breakaway and is fouled preventing an “obvious and imminent” goal, the goal will be awarded.
--- Use of timeout to change players New rule
If a team ices the puck or creates a stoppage that does not allow a change of players and then calls timeout, it would be allowed to change its players. Only the team that calls the timeout would be
allowed to change its players in situations where players are not allowed to change.
Summary- If a team chooses to use its timeout to change players, it should be allowed to do so.
--- Players refusing to play the puck6-41, HR-81-82
When there is a stalemate, the officials shall stop play and administer the rule that caused the stoppage. This would allow officials to shut down a play in a stalemate before frustrations create a hostile situation. For example, during an offensive team’s power play, an offensive player high-sticks the puck to a teammate in the offensive zone. The player does not want to touch the puck which would cause the faceoff to be in the defensive zone. The defending player is content to allow as much time to tick off the clock as possible, to kill more of the penalty time.
Summary- in the example, the referee would stop play and follow the face-off location for the highsticking infraction.
--- Game Misconduct Penalties 6-4-a, HR-43
If a player is assessed three (3) game or more misconduct penalties in the same season, that player will receive an additional game suspension. This is not to be part of the progressive penalty.
Summary- This is an administration issue. On-ice officials are not responsible for enforcement of this rule.
The NCAA has produced a training video for its members that details
the new rules.