Monday, May 30, 2011

AUS Approves 2 Rule Changes For Men's Hockey

We hope you all are enjoying the off-season and watching lots of all the other hockey that's still be played. To that effect, congratulations to the Saint John Sea Dogs on capturing New Brunswick's first Memorial Cup.

Thanks to @UNBHockey for pointing out 2 new rule changes coming to the AUS this upcoming season. First, there'll be a new icing rule this season that mirror's the NHL's. The new icing rule will prevent the perpetrating team from making a line change after the whistle.  Expect teams defending the narrow lead or playing hang-on hockey to be affected by this one.  Second, half of the regular season games and all playoff games will now be officiated by 2 referees.  Let the controversy begin.

Here's the official AUS press release.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

how about those seadogs,memorial cup champs.man what a rivalry it would be if we had a team.GO DOGS.......

Anonymous said...

Did it say anything about having 2 GOOD referees? There seemed to be a bit of a competition at times this past year to see who could rack up the most PIMs.

Anonymous said...

like the idea of the icing rule...prevents teams from simply icing the puck at random. Not sure if 2 officials are a good idea considering the quality that we're seeing at the AUS level. A poor official is scary, two poor officials working in tandem, that's even scarier. Like the idea floated by the Gleaner to have the sea dogs play UNB in an exhibition match in the fall. 2 national champions, figure it'd be an easy game to promote.