It indicates the vast majority of coaches prefer the three-quarters shield.
The story also details other rules the NCAA Ice Hockey Committee is considering changing or modifying.
Hand passes in all zones will now be illegal. And conferences will have the option of playing 4-on-4 in overtime periods.
Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow him on Twitter @RomanStrib.