Members of USA Hockey who wish to submit a playing rule change proposal for consideration by the USA Hockey Board of Directors at the 2017 Annual Congress must do so prior to November 1, 2016. All proposals must be submitted in writing to the USA Hockey national office and must include the specific wording of the proposed change, addition or deletion. Playing rule change proposal forms can be obtained by clicking here, through your District Director, Affiliate President or other USA Hockey appointed district personnel. You may also submit your proposal via e-mail by forwarding your proposal, on the proper form, to: MattL@usahockey.org.
After preliminary review of each proposal by the Playing Rules Committee, the proposals will be sent to the appropriate committee or council for their recommendations. The Playing Rules Committee will meet during the USA Hockey Annual Congress in an open forum where USA Hockey members have a chance to voice their opinion on each proposal. At this time, the Playing Rules Committee will also make their final recommendations to the USA Hockey Board of Directors for their approval during their annual meeting. Those proposals that are accepted will be incorporated in the Official Playing Rules and will be in effect for the 2017-18 through the 2020-21 seasons.