Thursday, August 14, 2008

CCHA to Use Shootout

The CCHA became the first college hockey conference to officially announce that they will use an NHL-style shootout to decide tie games during league play.

This was almost a foregone conclusion after the NCAA rules committee approved shootouts to decide regular season games. Shootouts are a topic that has been beaten to death, but while they are gimmicky, this should make CCHA hockey even more exciting this year.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ugh, I hated the shootout when Hockey East had it.

Anonymous said...

Shootouts in college? Yuck.

RR said...

What next? Long drive contests to decide golf tournements? I'd rather see going back to a full 20 minutes or at the very least a ten minute OT period. Why decide the outcome of a game by bastardising the game? Tacky at best.

444 said...

is this only for conference games?

Anonymous said...

Mike Kemp: "Shootouts are going to be great for our fans. They will keep people excited and in their seats right up until the last goal or save."

Right. This will certainly solve that problem of people leaving during sudden death overtime because it was so dull.

What I like even less than the shoot-out itself is that it makes some games worth three points and others worth two.

Anonymous said...

I hope the WCHA DOES NOT follow suit on this.

Anonymous said...

Shootouts are the biggest joke in hockey since Patrik Stefan. The CCHA is obviously being run by complete clods.