NFHS ADds requirement for goalie water bottles

(NFHS, May 11, 2017) - The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) approved a new rule regarding water bottles for goalkeepers for the 2017-18 season. Rule 1-3-5 will require water bottles used by goalkeepers to be secured on the top or back of the goal frame. The requirement ensures water bottles will not fall onto the ice and interfere with the flow of the game.

There are 35,155 boys in 1,607 schools and 9,514 girls in 642 schools playing high school hockey under NFHS rules, according to the 2015-16 NFHS High School Athletics Participation Survey.