ECHL changing icing rule

The ECHL announced Thursday it has made a change to the icing rule.

A team that ices the puck will not be allowed to use its timeout after the icing, similar to a rule also instituted in the AHL this summer. As in the NHL and AHL, teams are also not allowed to change players after an icing.

The ECHL confirmed its new divisional and conference alignment – which puts the Indy Fuel in the Western Conference’s Central Division, and transferred the ownership of the Manchester Monarchs to a local group.