One of the issues that fans of the NCHC have been very concerned about is the officiating. Who’s going to be the officials? How are the games going to be called? There has also been no consistency from game-to-game on how the games are officiated. Are the “big hits” going to be penalized?
In my opinion, college hockey officiating during the past few years has been shoddy at best; there have been a lot of blown calls with little explanation of why the calls were made. Legal checks have been called five minute majors. Obstruction and stick fouls in the offensive zone have gone uncalled. Line calls have been bad as well.