The NCAA has released the 2012-13 rulebook along with a video that details the rules changes and points of emphasis adopted by the NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee for the 2012-13 season.
Significant rules changes for the upcoming season include:
- Awarding goals when pucks are deflected off of the skate
- Awarding goals when the net is partially dislodged
- Disallowing hand passes in the defensive zone
The video also clarifies topics such as contact to the head penalties, the use of video review and goals scored during a delayed offsides situation.