USCHO Town Hall Meeting Returns In 2005

For the fifth consecutive year, is sponsoring a Town Hall Meeting to entertain and inform college hockey fans during the festivities at the NCAA Frozen Four on Frozen Friday. This year’s Town Hall Meeting topic is “The Ice Hockey Rules Committee — A Review and Preview.”

The panel this year will include members of the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Rules Committee. Scheduled to be on the panel are Enrico Blasi, the head coach of Miami University and current chair of the committee; Tom Anastos, the CCHA Commissioner; Frank Cole; the NCAA Supervisor of Officials; and Ty Halpin, the NCAA Liaison to the Ice Hockey Rules Committee.

The Town Meeting takes place this year at 1:00 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, April 8, 2002 at Nationwide Arena, just prior to the presentation of the Hockey Humanitarian Award and the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.

The format will be the same as in previous years, as’s Jayson Moy will preside over a question and answer session where fans will be able to interact directly with the panel.

“Our goal is to bring the fans closer to the world of college hockey,” said Moy. “The previous Town Hall Meetings have been huge successes, and I expect this year will be even better. This is going to be a first where fans can actually ask questions of the Rules Committee, a committee which is not as well-known as the Championships Committee, but one that plays a huge role in our game of college hockey.”

With the officiating initiative and other changes to the game being discussed at length over the past years, it is fans’ opportunity to ask their questions, ones which they could never ask of college hockey officials before.

The first annual Town Hall Meeting was held in 2001, at the Frozen Four in Albany, New York. Last year the event was attended by hundreds of fans in historic Fanueil Hall in Boston, and featured head coaches as they discussed “The State of College Hockey from a Coaching Perspective.”

Highlights and pictures from previous Town Hall Meetings can be found at by following these links:

Albany (Ice Hockey Championships Committee)

Minneapolis (Div. I Conference Commissioners)

Buffalo (Ice Hockey Championships Committee)

Boston (Ice Hockey Head Coaches)