Game Officials' Handbook
The IIHF Game Officials' Handbook was created to help game officials prepare to officiate at IIHF competitions.
A game official must be prepared mentally and physically for a demanding but enjoyable schedule of hockey games and activities. Officials should be in excellent physical condition and fully prepared to perform at the highest level.
Once a game official confirms his/her participation in an event, it is suggested that they contact their national association to discuss their particular assignment with the Referee-in-Chief, and that they visit the IIHF web site to learn more about the specific competition.
Game Officials' Handbook (updated 30 Sep. 2021)