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CCHA Sticks with Shootouts

The CCHA announced today that they will continue using shootouts at the end of tie games during regular season conference games.

Once the league went to a more logical 3-point per game system--which the NHL desperately needs to do--I didn't really have a problem with the shootouts. The league handles the shootouts in pretty much the right way.

There was some talk of college hockey going with a uniform overtime/shootout policy, but since the only effect shootouts have is on conference standings, there's really no need for everyone to be the same.

The league is also adopting a uniform timeout policy, similar to what the WCHA instituted last year, where there will be three one-minute breaks every period.