Photo: North Dakota hockey staff prepare for coaches meetings in Naples, Florida
As many of you may know, the American Hockey Coaches Association is meeting, starting today in Naples, Florida. LetsGoDU has received exclusive access to the meeting agenda. Below is a copy of the agenda and our recommended solutions for the top four issues facing college hockey today:
Here are the issues faced by the coaches and LetsGoDU’s recommendations.
Issue #1 – Overtime rules vary by conference
Solution: After a tie in regulation, have the goalies face off at mid-ice in full gear, 1-on-1, for two minutes. If no goal is scored, a tire roll for the win.
Issue #2 – ASU seems unable to resolve their lack of a suitable DI arena
Solution: Every time ASU Athletic Director Ray Anderson promises an unmet construction date for a new arena, the Sun Devils lose a football scholarship.
Issue #3 – Institutional recruiting violations of youth hockey players
Solution: Teams caught violating age guidelines can only play music from Nickleback, Creed, and One Direction during arena practice and games for an entire season.
Issue #4 – There is a lack of regional bids to host neutral playoffs sites
Solution: Either move the first round playoffs to the home arenas of the top four seeds or have North Dakota host all four sites to guarantee sellouts.