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Hybrid icing rule will continue

by Michael Baldwin Modified: June 17, 2013 at 1:11 pm •  Published: November 21, 2012

The hybrid icing rule being tested in the American Hockey League is a common sense change similar to monitoring concussions and players wearing helmets.

AHL president David Andrews announced the league’s Board of Governors has voted to continue the current test of AHL Rule 82 (hybrid icing) until the resumption of play in the National Hockey League, at which time it will be reconsidered by the AHL Board.

At the request of the NHL, the AHL Board of Governors in June approved a test through the first five weeks of the season where an official determines which player would get to the puck first and call the play at the zone face-off dots to try and minimize players racing to the puck and crashing into the boards.

I wrote about the hybrid icing rule last month:

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by Michael Baldwin
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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