IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2023/24

IIHF OFFICIAL RULE BOOK 2023/24 1
Welcome 2
General Information 3
Copyright 3
Official Language 3
Other Languages 3
Situation handbook 3
Navigation in the Rule Book 3
Questions or Remarks? 3
Solidarity 4
Integrity 5
Skills 6
Passion 7
Discipline & Respect 8
Principles of the Game 9
For the Good of the Game. 10
Preamble 11
Gender Participation 11
Player Eligibility / Age 11
Proper Authorities and Discipline 11
Anti-Doping 11
Playing Area 16
RULE 1 Rink 17
RULE 2 Goal Posts and Nets 21
RULE 3 Benches 22
RULE 4 Signal and Timing Devices 23
Teams 24
RULE 5 Team 25
RULE 6 Captain and Alternate Captains 27
RULE 7 Starting Line-up 27
RULE 8 Injured Players 28
Equipment 30
RULE 9 Uniforms 31
RULE 10 Sticks 35
RULE 11 Goalkeepers Equipment 38
RULE 12 Illegal Equipment 41
RULE 13 Puck 41
RULE 14 Adjustment to Clothing or Equipment 42
Types of Penalties 43
RULE 15 Calling of Penalties 44
RULE 16 Minor Penalties 45
RULE 17 Bench Minor Penalties 46
RULE 18 Double-minor Penalties 46
RULE 19 Coincidental Penalties 47
RULE 20 Major Penalties 48
RULE 21 Dangerous Actions 50
RULE 22 Misconduct Penalties 50
RULE 23 Game Misconduct Penalties 51
RULE 24 Penalty Shot 52
RULE 25 Awarded Goals 55
RULE 26 Delayed Penalties 56
RULE 27 Goalkeeper’s Penalties 56
RULE 28 Supplementary Discipline 58
RULE 29 Game Official Signals 58
Officials 59
RULE 30 Appointment of Officials 60
RULE 31 Referees 60
RULE 32 Linespersons 62
RULE 33 Official Scorekeeper 64
RULE 34 Game Timekeeper 65
RULE 35 Penalty Timekeeper 66
RULE 36 Statistic Staff 68
RULE 37 Video Review 68
RULE 38 Coach’s Challenge 72
RULE 39 Abuse of Officials 76
RULE 40 Physical Abuse of Officials 78
Physical Fouls 80
RULE 41 Boarding 81
RULE 42 Charging 81
RULE 43 Checking from Behind 82
RULE 44 Clipping 83
RULE 45 Elbowing 84
RULE 46 Fighting 84
RULE 47 Head-butting 87
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
Restraining Fouls 93
RULE 54 Holding 94
RULE 55 Hooking 94
RULE 56 Interference 95
RULE 57 Tripping 98
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
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
Game Flow 122
RULE 76 Face-offs 123
RULE 77 Game and Intermission Timing 127
RULE 78 Goals 128
RULE 79 Hand Pass 130
RULE 80 High-sticking the Puck 130
RULE 81 Icing 131
RULE 82 Line Changes 133
RULE 83 Off-side 135
RULE 84 Overtime Operations 137
RULE 85 Puck Out of Bounds 140
RULE 86 Start of Game and Periods 141
RULE 87 Time-Outs 143
Women´s Ice Hockey 145
RULE 100 Women’s Hockey – Age Categories 146
RULE 101 Women’s Hockey – Specific Playing Rules 146
RULE 102 Women’s Hockey – Specific Equipment Rules 147
JUNIoR ICE HOCkey 149
RULE 200 Men’s Junior Hockey – Age Categories 150
RULE 201 Men’s Junior Hockey – Specific Playing Rules 150
RULE 202 Men’s Junior Hockey – Specific Equipment Rules 150
Game offical Signals 153
Definition, Terminology & terms 161
ice Hockey Equipment 166
Tables Overview 176
Technical Requirements 207
InfoGraphics at A Glance 211

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