The BC Hockey League is making changes to the way it decides games in overtime.
Beginning in the 2023-2024 season, three-on-three overtime will be extended to 10 minutes.
Presently, overtime is just five minutes with games going to a shootout if a winner isn't declared during the extra period.
The league says the change is being made in an attempt to limit the number of games requiring a shootout.
Under the previous five-minute overtime format, the league says 41.5 per cent of games required a shootout.
The change to the overtime format was the only rule change to come out of the recently concluded annual general meeting.
The big off-ice news announced previously is a shift in roles for Chris Hebb.
Hebb is moving into the role of Chief Executive Officer with a focus on the future of the BCHL through "big picture opportunities and alliances."
Steven Cocker will fill the role of commissioner previously held by Hebb, managing league operations.