No more 3-on-3 overtime. No more shootouts.
The NCAA rules committee on Thursday passed legislation barring the use of alternative overtime formats for conference games and in-season tournaments. In all games, when the score is tied after regulation, teams will play five-on-five for five minutes to declare a winner. If neither team scores, the result will be a tie.
No other options, including alternative formats for points in conference standings, will be permitted.
Last season, the NCHC used a format in which teams would play 5-on-5, then 3-on-3, then a shootout, with wins worth three points, one point for going into the 3-on-3 overtime and one point for a 3-on-3 or shootout win — but with neither a 3-on-3 victory nor a shootout win counting toward a team’s overall record used in the PairWise Rankings.
UNO had just one conference game reach overtime last season.
The NCHC, WHCA and Big Ten each used different overtime formats.
In-season tournaments that require advancement may use a shootout or conduct 20-minute sudden death periods.
Also Thursday, the rules committee passed legislation allowing teams to dress 19 skaters, one more than is currently allowed. The proposals will be voted on by the NCAA oversight panel on July 25.