TABLE OF CONTENTS I I HF OFF I C I AL RULE BOOK 2022 / 23 – APPEND I X I I 183 DEF I N I T I ON , TERMI NOLOGY AND TERMS Proper Authorities “Proper Authorities” refers specifically to the IIHF Disciplinary body having jurisdiction to apply these playing rules to the matter at hand as set out and in accordance with the IIHF Statutes and Bylaws IIHF Disciplinary Code and other relevant rules and regulations. Protective Equipment Equipment worn by Players for the sole purpose of safety and protection from injury. All equipment must be manufactured for ice hockey and worn in the manner intended. Reckless Endangerment Any action that endangers an opponent. A foul consisting of acts that create a substantial risk of serious physical injury to another person. The accused person is not required to intend the resulting or potential harm, but must have acted in a way that showed a disregard for the foreseeable consequences of the actions. Short-handed Shorthanded means that a Team is below the “numerical strength” of its opponents on the ice due to one or more penalties that they are serving. Substitute Goalkeeper The substitute Goalkeeper is designated on the official game score sheet but is not participating in the game. The substitute must be fully dressed and equipped and ready to play. A substitute Goal- keeper may only participate in the game as a Goalkeeper. Team Personnel/ Team Personnel are any non-playing persons not in uniform on the Players’ Bench. One such Team Official person must be designated as the Head Coach. A Player on the roster who is unable to play, other than through suspension, may be on the Players’ Bench without being considered a Team Personnel if they are wearing the Team jersey and all required head and face protective equipment. Territorial Advantage Any decision which moves a “face-off” closer to the Defending Zone is made to ensure there is no territorial advantage to the offending Team. Torso In relation to a Player losing their jersey during an altercation, torso shall mean the Player’s upper body. If a Player still has one arm through the sleeve of their jersey and the neck opening is still around their neck, it would not be considered completely off their torso. However, if both arms were removed from the sleeves and the jersey was hanging around the Player’s neck, it would be consi- dered completely off their torso. If a Player has both arms through their sleeves but their head is not through the neck opening, the jersey shall also be considered completely off their torso. Vulnerable Position A Skater is considered to be in a vulnerable position when they are no longer in control or possession of the puck and they are either not aware of an impending hit or they are not pre- pared for the hit. A bodycheck to an opponent who is vulnerable is automatically considered reckless even if that bodycheck would be considered legal to a non-vulnerable opponent. I I A P P END I X · D E F I N I T I ON , T E RM I NO L OG Y & T E RMS