icehockey-men-d1 flag

Greg Johnson | NCAA.com | July 16, 2015

Goaltender incidental contact rule modified

Men’s and women’s ice hockey officials will be authorized to judge whether incidental contact impacted the goalkeeper’s ability to defend the goal beginning with the upcoming 2015-16 season.

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved the modification to the rule regarding contact with the goalkeeper on Thursday.

Next season, when an offensive player makes incidental contact with a goalkeeper and the puck enters the net, the referee will use his or her judgment to determine if the contact prevented the goalkeeper from stopping the puck.

Last season in those scenarios, goals were disallowed when an offensive player initiated the contact.

The Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Committee believed too many goals were being taken off the scoreboard and wanted to make the rule less rigid and give the on-ice officials more leeway to count the goal.

The Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee will prepare additional officiating guidance and education to help the hockey community understand the intent of the new rule.

Boston College men's ice hockey names Greg Brown new head coach

Greg Brown has been named the head coach of the Boston College men's ice hockey team. He's the fifth head coach of BC men's hockey since 1932.
READ MORE

Men's college hockey: Jay Pandolfo named head coach of Boston University men's ice hockey program

Jay Pandolfo has been named the 13th head coach in BU men's ice hockey history.
READ MORE

Top 10 former college hockey players in the 2022 NHL playoffs

These are the top 10 former college hockey players in the 2022 NHL playoffs, led by Calgary's Johnny Gaudreau.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners