Have an idea to make the game better? Are there things you think need to change? Send in your suggestions by November 1 and your idea just might make it into the USA Hockey rulebook for 2017-18.
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. To get things started, check out the current USA Hockey Rulebook.
From USA Hockey:
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.
Download the Rule Change Proposal Form and send yours in by November 1. Also, feel free to share your suggestions in the comments!