IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2023/24

IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2023/24 14 TABLE OF CONTENTS RULE 48 Illegal Check to the Head or Neck............................................................................................87 RULE 49 Kicking................................................................................................................................. 88 RULE 50 Kneeing................................................................................................................................ 89 RULE 51 Roughing.............................................................................................................................. 90 RULE 52 Slew-footing. ........................................................................................................................ 90 RULE 53 Throwing Equipment..............................................................................................................91 SECTION 07. RESTRAINING FOULS 93 RULE 54 Holding................................................................................................................................. 94 RULE 55 Hooking................................................................................................................................ 94 RULE 56 Interference.......................................................................................................................... 95 RULE 57 Tripping................................................................................................................................ 98 SECTION 08. STICK FOULS 99 RULE 58 Butt-ending......................................................................................................................... 100 RULE 59 Cross-checking................................................................................................................... 100 RULE 60 High-sticking....................................................................................................................... 101 RULE 61 Slashing............................................................................................................................. 101 RULE 62 Spearing............................................................................................................................. 102 SECTION 09. OTHER FOULS 103 RULE 63 Delaying the Game...............................................................................................................104 RULE 64 Diving / Embellishment.........................................................................................................106 RULE 65 Equipment.......................................................................................................................... 107 RULE 66 Forfeit of Game...................................................................................................................107 RULE 67 Handling Puck.....................................................................................................................108 RULE 68 Illegal Substitution...............................................................................................................109 RULE 69 Interference on the Goalkeeper.............................................................................................110 RULE 70 Leaving the Players’ Bench or Penalty Box..............................................................................113 RULE 71 Premature Substitution.........................................................................................................115 RULE 72 Refusing to Play the Puck.....................................................................................................116 RULE 73 Refusing to Start Play...........................................................................................................117 RULE 74 Too Many Players on the Ice.................................................................................................118 RULE 75 Unsportsmanlike Conduct.....................................................................................................119 SECTION 10. GAME FLOW 122 RULE 76 Face-offs............................................................................................................................ 123 RULE 77 Game and Intermission Timing..............................................................................................127 RULE 78 Goals. ................................................................................................................................ 128 RULE 79 Hand Pass..........................................................................................................................130

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