About NCAA hockey rules

Here are some resources to help you understand NCAA hockey rules.

Current rule book

The rule book covering the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons can be downloaded for free or a copy can be purchased through NCAAPublications.com.


Jan. 4, 2016: The NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee issued a memo to address concerns with dump-and-chase situations, pucks that hit a goaltender directly from a hand pass or high stick, and more. Read

Aug. 12, 2015: Preseason guidance on rules changes and points of emphasis. Read

2015-16 NCAA men’s hockey rules video

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2015-16 NCAA women’s hockey rules video

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Rules committee roster

The NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee is made up of 13 members from all areas of NCAA hockey. See the current roster here.