Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/04/12 at 09:49 PM ET
from Adam Wodon of College Hockey News,
There are few issues that you will get every coach in college hockey to agree upon. Eliminating the mandate for full face shields is one of them.
As far back as 30 years ago, when the requirement was implemented, coaches have been against the NCAA-mandated use of full face shields. But now, for the first time, college hockey is close to eliminating the requirement.
The NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee is planning to formally recommend, at its June meetings in Indianapolis, that college hockey change from full shields to three-quarter visors. The recommendation will go to the NCAA’s Committee of Competitive Safeguards, where college hockey will have a chance to further make its case.
Beyond that, it would need approval from a few more levels of the NCAA hierarchy, but the Competitive Safeguards committee is considered the biggest hurdle.
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