Kukla's Korner Hockey
by George Malik on 01/30/07 at 07:38 AM ET
from the Denver Post:
From a penalties standpoint, attending a University of Denver hockey game one night and an Avalanche game the next is like watching two different sports.
The NCAA still allows many of the hooks and holds the NHL has barred.
Although the 2005 NHL crackdown on obstruction penalties occurred a year after the NCAA tightened its rules, the NCAA is in no hurry to revise its rules to match the new NHL standard.
“We tightened up the obstruction penalties before the NHL, and certainly the NHL has gone beyond that - and way past us,” said Bruce McLeod, commissioner of the Denver-based Western Collegiate Hockey Association. “We haven’t done it in a quantum jump like the NHL, and I think we’ll probably continue with that. Some people think the NHL has gone too far, and others love the way it is. We’ll just have to wait and see.”
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