The NCAA Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Rules Committee met for the past three days in Indianapolis and came up with a set of rules recommendations. Those recommendations will then be sent to coaches and conference commissioners who will comment on them, before being sent to the Playing Rules Oversight Panel for approval.
The suggestions made were "subtle" according to committee chair and head coach at Michigan State Tom Anastos. Noticeably absent from the list were hot button issues such as allowing three-quarters facemasks rather than full shields, going to 4-on-4 in overtime, and a more uniform policy for supplemental discipline.
Here are the committees suggestions:
Notable among them:
-Its no surprise to see Tom Anastos help get that penalty shot rule changed after his team was on the wrong end of this debacle last season.(Though MSU did eventually win that shootout anyway.
-The changes in the video review policy came after Hockey East officials mistakenly used video replay to overturn a UMass goal against Boston College last year.
-The 'Look-Up Line' was first used on the rink at last year's Frozen Fenway.