IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2023/24

TABLE OF CONTENTS 202.1. FACIAL PROTECTION – MEN’S JUNIOR HOCKEY “UNDER 20” – AGE CATEGORY All Players participating in the "Under 20" age category must wear facial protection as described under rule 9.6 and 9.7 ➔ Rule 9.6 – Helmets. ➔ Rule 9.7 – Facial Protection. Players without the mentioned protection are not allowed to participate in a game. Younger Players in the “Under 18” age category who participate in the “Under 20” age category must wear the protective equipment as specified and described for the “Under 18” age category. 202.2. FACIAL PROTECTION – MEN’S JUNIOR HOCKEY “UNDER 18” – AGE CATEGORY All Players participating in the "Under 18" age category must wear a full-face protection (full-visor or cage), properly fixed to the helmet. It must be fixed to the helmet along the sides such that it cannot be flipped up. ➔ Rule 9.6 – Helmets. ➔ Rule 9.7 – Facial Protection. A Player whose full-face protection becomes cracked or broken during game action must leave the ice immediately. All Goalkeepers in this “Under 18” age category must wear a facemask constructed in such a way that neither a puck nor a stick blade can penetrate the openings. Players without the mentioned protection are not allowed to participate in a game. 202.3. MOUTHGUARD – MEN’S JUNIOR HOCKEY “UNDER 20” – AGE CATEGORY All Players in the “Under 20” age category must wear a mouthguard, preferably of the custom-made variety, if they are not wearing a full-face protection (full-visor or cage). ➔ Rule 9.13 – Mouthguard. The mouthguard is designed to protect the teeth and jaws from impact and may also serve to reduce the risk of concussions. Players must wear this mouthguard in a compliant manner at all times when on the ice. It is not allowed to wear the mouthguard not completely in the mouth (e.g. to chew on it). Younger Players in the “Under 18” age category who participate in the “Under 20” age category must wear the protective equipment as specified and described for the “Under 18” age category – refer to Rule 202.4 – Junior Hockey – Specific Equipment Rules. Players without the mentioned protection are not allowed to participate in a game. 202.4. MOUTHGUARD – MEN’S JUNIOR HOCKEY “UNDER 18” – AGE CATEGORY It is strongly recommended that all Players in the "Under 18" age category wear a mouthguard, preferably custom-made. There is no obligation to wear as they wear a full-face protection (full visor or cage). ➔ Rule 9.13 – Mouthguard. The mouthguard is designed to protect the teeth and jaws from impact and may also serve to reduce the risk of concussions. It is recommended to wear this mouthguard in a compliant manner at all times when on the ice. 202.5. NECK LACERATION PROTECTOR – MEN’S JUNIOR HOCKEY “UNDER 20” – AGE CATEGORY For All players in the Under 20 age category its mandatory to wear, in a proper way, a neck laceration protection. Its recommended that this protective device covers as much of the players body as possible. A Goalkeeper is allowed to attach a throat protector to the chin of their facemask. It must be made of a material that will not cause injury. IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2023/24 – SECTION 12 151 JUNIOR ICE HOCKEY 12 SECTION · JUNIOR ICE HOCKEY

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