IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2023/24

TABLE OF CONTENTS IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2023/24 – SECTION 05 79 OFFICIALS an injury” shall mean any physical force which a player knew or should have known could reasonably be expected to cause injury. »For more information refer to IIHF Disciplinary Code. 40.3. SUPPLEMENTARY DISCIPLINE – SUSPENSION – CATEGORY II Any Player who deliberately applies physical force to an Official in any manner (excluding actions as set out in Category I), which physical force is applied without intent to injure, or who spits on an Official. »For more information refer to IIHF Disciplinary Code. 40.4. SUPPLEMENTARY DISCIPLINE – SUSPENSION – CATEGORY III Any Player who, by their actions, physically demeans an official or physically threatens an official by (but not limited to) throwing a stick or any other piece of equipment or object at or in the general direction of an Official, shooting the puck at or in the general direction of an official, spitting, smearing blood at or in the general direction of an Official, or who deliberately applies physical force to an Official solely for the purpose of getting free of such an official during or immediately following an altercation. »For more information refer to IIHF Disciplinary Code. 40.5. SUPPLEMENTARY DISCIPLINE – SUSPENSION PROCESS Immediately after the game in which such Game Misconduct Penalty is imposed, the Referees shall, in consultation with the Linespersons, decide the category of the offense. They must make a verbal and/or written report to the Proper Authorities im- mediately after the respective game. The Player and Team concerned will be notified by IIHF Disciplinary and the respective procedure will be started accordingly. »For more information refer to IIHF Disciplinary Code. 40.6. SUPPLEMENTARY DISCIPLINE In the event that the player has committed more than one offense under this rule, in addition to the penalties imposed under this offense, they case shall be referred to the Proper Authorities for consideration of Supplementary Disciplinary actions. »For more information refer to IIHF Disciplinary Code. 40.7. COACH OR TEAM PERSONNEL Any Coach or team personnel who holds or strikes an Official or commits any other infraction set out under 40.1 shall be assessed with a game Misconduct penalty, ordered to the Dressing Room and the matter will be reported to the Proper Authorities for further disciplinary action. »For more information refer to IIHF Disciplinary Code. 40.8. PROTECTION AND SECURITY All Championship Organizers shall provide adequate police or other protection for all Players and Officials at all times. The Referee(s) shall report to the Proper Authorities any failure of this protection observed by them or reported to them with particulars of such failure. »For more information refer to IIHF Disciplinary Code. 05 SECTION · OFFICIALS

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