New Rules Adopted For 2006-07

Upon the recommendation of the Rules Committee, the Board approved the adoption of the following new rules for 2006-07:

* Any player (excluding goaltender) who shoots the puck over the glass in his defending zone will not be penalized for delay of game, but the team of the player will not be permitted a line change on the ensuing faceoff in the defensive zone.

* The maximum curvature of a player’s stick was increased to three-quarters of an inch. Previously, the maximum curvature had been one-half inch. This change is reflective of and in line with the new change adopted by the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League.

* The Board also approved a rule change that will give the home team the choice of shooting first or second in the shootout.