Vote to change NCAA men’s hockey recruiting practices delayed to April

A recent NCAA vote on early recruiting in men’s hockey, originally slated for a January vote, has been delayed until April.

Also, the NCAA Division I Council introduced amendments to current early recruiting legislative proposals that would remove the specific initial date for verbal offers from both the broad early recruiting proposal and the one specific to men’s hockey.

Many in the membership consider rules limiting verbal offers to a date after the first opportunity to make or receive telephone calls to be unenforceable, and Council members wanted the opportunity to consider the proposals both with and without the verbal offers portion.

NCHC commissioner Josh Fenton also tweeted about the subject on Jan. 24.