IIHF Rule Book


The latest IIHF Rule Book was published in September 2014 and is valid until the 2017/2018 season. Below you can find the complete book in the PDF format.

IIHF Official Rule Book 2014-2018


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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