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As Recruiting is Underway, Note these Changes to NCAA Rules

By T1EHL Staff, 06/19/19, 11:00AM CDT


The NCAA’s Division I Council approved rule changes in the spring that significantly alter the recruiting timeline for Division 1 men’s hockey prospects. By doing this, the NCAA hopes to slow down and improve the recruiting experience.

As most players are currently in their off-season and recruiting is well underway, it’s important to remember these changes that were effective May 1. The biggest changes include:

-Not allowing recruiting conversations (initiated by either side) prior to Jan. 1 of a prospect’s sophomore year (grade 10).

-Making Aug. 1 prior to the prospect’s junior (grade 11) year as the first date when NCAA coaches can make a verbal offer.

You can read more about these changes here: