This week, MHSAA assistant director Brent Rice addresses some of the rules differences between high school and college hockey.
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Below is this week's segment - Hockey Rules Chart - Listen
Today we’d like to take a look at some of the differences between high school and college hockey.
• During pregame, the high school coach must meet with officials to verify that all players are properly equipped. There is no such rule in college hockey.
• Hand passes are permitted in the defensive zone in high school hockey, but not in college hockey.
• Goalies may play the puck with a high stick in college hockey, but not in high school hockey.
• A puck directed into the goal with a skate may be allowed in college hockey, but not in high school hockey.
Knowing the rules differences can help you better enjoy watching this sport. You can find the complete chart of rules differences on the Ice Hockey page of the MHSAA Website.
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