The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has announced it has reached "an agreement in principle" to allow coaches to challenge officiating decisions at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games.
The proposal was introduced on the final day of the IIHF Semi-Annual Congress in Marbella.
During discussion on the latest IIHF rule proposals in the Spanish resort, the body's President René Fasel asked for feedback on the possibility of implementing challenges on selected decisions during the Games, such as when a goal is scored on a missed offside or a goalie interference call.
Countries including Canada, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Russia came out in support of the decision.
It prompted the IIHF to initiate an examination into the technical and logistical possibilities of integrating a coach's challenge option at Pyeongchang 2018.
"We will have consultations with the leagues that are currently utilising the coach's challenge system and will look at the best possible method of implementation," said Fasel.
"We are also aiming to test out a system during the international breaks in the lead-up to the Games."
Further details are still to be confirmed and will be announced at a later date.
The IIHF membership also voted to give 11 major alterations the green light during the meeting.
The changes will not be used at Pyeongchang 2018 or at next year's World Championships as they will come into effect from the 2018-2019 season.
It includes ensuring the goal crease at IIHF competitions is the same size as the one used in the National Hockey League.
Team staff will now be allowed to use electronic tablets on the bench for statistical and tagging purposes, while the rules for goals scored when the net frame is displaced have been relaxed.
The scope of video goal review technology has been expanded to include goaltender interference and goaltenders will now be penalised for covering a puck in certain cases where they are able to play it.
The changes come following a year-long process conducted by the IIHF Player Safety Committee.
A total of more than 100 minor and major alterations were received from member associations and IIHF Committees.