Proposal Number 2018-8 (2-8).
Title: PLAYING AND PRACTICE SEASONS -- ICE HOCKEY -- FIRST PERMISSIBLE ON-
ICE PRACTICE DATE -- SECOND MONDAY IN OCTOBER
Effective Date: August 1, 2018.
Source: Middle Atlantic Conferences and Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Intent: In ice hockey, to establish the first permissible on ice practice date as the second
Monday in October.
Question No. 1: Currently, when may a men's or women's ice hockey team conduct its first on-ice practice

Answer: Currently, an ice hockey team shall not commence on-ice practice sessions
before the third Monday in October.
Question No. 2: If this proposal is adopted, how will it impact the current rule?
Answer: The first on-ice practice may occur on the second Monday in October.
Question No. 3: How does this proposal impact the length of the playing and practice
season?
Answer: This proposal does not impact the length of the playing and practice season.
The off-ice practice must still be included in the 19-week playing season
and may not occur before the first Monday in October.
Question No 4: Currently, when may a men's and women's ice hockey team conduct its first
contest?
Answer: An institution shall not play its first contest against outside competition
before the second Friday following the first permissible practice date. This
provides an eleven-day period of on-ice practice before the first official
contest.
Question No. 5: How does this proposal impact the first contest date?
Answer:
Proposal Number: 2018-9 (2-3).
Title: AMATEURISM -- PROMOTIONAL ACTIVITIES -- INSTITUTIONAL,
CHARITABLE, EDUCATIONAL OR NONPROFIT PROMOTIONS --
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT
Effective Date: August 1, 2018.
2018-19 Season Current
Legislation
Proposed
Legislation
First permissible off-ice
practice date
October 1 October 1
First permissible on-ice
practice date
October 15 October 8
First permissible contest October 26 October 26