Thursday, September 11, 2008

CHL/WHL Rule Changes / Top 10 Released

Press Release:

CHL and WHL adopt rule changes for upcoming season

The Canadian Hockey League today announced that it has adopted the following two NHL rules for the 2008-09 playing season:


When players are penalized at a stoppage of play so as to result in penalties being placed on the penalty time clock to one team, the ensuing face-off shall be conducted at one of the two face-off spots in the offending team’s end zone. There are only four exceptions to this application:

(i) when a penalty is assessed after the scoring of a goal (face-off at center ice)

(ii) when a penalty is assessed at the end (or start) of a period – face-off at center ice

(iii) when the defending team is about to be penalized and the attacking players enter the attacking zone beyond the outer edge of the end zone face-off circle – face-off in the neutral zone (see paragraph 11 of this section)

(iv) when the team not being penalized ices the puck – face-off in the neutral zone outside the blue line of the team icing the puck

Puck out of bounds

When the puck hits the goal frame, goal post or crossbar and goes out of play, regardless as to which team shot the puck, the ensuing face-off shall take place at one of the end zone face-off spots in the zone where the puck went out of play


The First CHL MasterCard Top 10 has been released. No surprises from the highly touted WHL teams:

1. Windsor Spitfires
2. Spokane Chiefs
3. London Knights
4. Rimouski Oceanic
5. Belleville Bulls
6. Cape Breton Screaming Eagles
7. Kelowna Rockets
8. Brandon Wheat Kings
9.Chicoutimi Sagueneens
10. Shawinigan Cataractes


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What happened to Lethbridge they were 10th at the end of last season in the rankings and have most of that championship team coming back this year as well as brandon and as a sidenote they also beat brandon in the 1st round of playoffs.