NCHC to Use Shootouts in Regular Season Games

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Credit: National Collegiate Hockey Conference

NCHC to Use Shootouts in Regular Season Games

August 15, 2013 Updated Aug 15, 2013 at 8:32 PM CDT

Colorado Springs, CO (NNCNOW.com) --- The National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) will use shootouts if the game is still tied after overtime to award an extra point in conference standings, the league announced on Thursday.

All NCHC regular-season conference match-ups will feature a shootout should the game still be tied after a five-minute overtime period. Any game that uses a shootout will be officially recorded as a tie within the overall record.

“The conference office and our member institutions are committed to engaging our fans in ways that provide them excitement in our home venues,” said NCHC Commissioner Josh Fenton.

“The use of a shootout at the conclusion of our standard overtime to determine an extra point within conference standings will make for an exciting race to determine the NCHC regular season champion," Fenton said.

The shooter will feature three shooter pre-selected by each team after overtime has finished. If the shootout is still tied after three shooters, then a sudden-death round with one shooter from each team will continue until there's a winner.

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