IIHF Rule Book


The 2014-2018 IIHF Rule Book is being produced and will be available with the beginning of the 2014/2015 season.

In the meantime you can find an overview of the major rule changes here.



The International Ice Hockey Federation and its Rule Committee has published the latest version of the official IIHF Rulebook. The Rulebook is valid through the 2014 season. Below you can find the complete book in a PDF format.


Table of Contents

Sections 1-4

Section 5

Annexes & Signals

Last update: 29th September 2010

Omissions, Clarifications & Updates for the 2010 IIHF Rule Book (hardcopy)

Note: These are changes in comparison to the hardcopy. The PDF files above are adjusted.



Sport Regulations

The International Ice Hockey Federation has a book of sport regulations to govern all IIHF events. To download the latest version, please click on the link below.


IIHF Sport Regulations
Last updated: May 2014



International Transfer Regulations

The goal of the International Transfer Regulations with the International Transfer Cards (ITC) is to maintain the worldwide good order of the sport and to protect club teams and players alike.

The IIHF player transfer program using ITCs is a service to member national associations and performs a key role in the IIHF player eligibility responsibilities for participation in IIHF Championships or Olympic Winter Games competitions.


IIHF Transfer Regulations (updated May 2013)



Disciplinary Regulations

This file contains regulations concerning disciplinary measures, the disciplinary committee and disciplinary panels during IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships.


IIHF Disciplinary Regulations



IIHF-NHL Rink Size Comparison

The International Ice Hockey Federation rules govern the World Championship and Olympic competition. The following graphic outlines the differences between the IIHF and the NHL rinks.

IIHF Inline rule book

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