Rules and Regulations

IIHF Rule Book 2018 - 2022

The latest IIHF Rule Book was published on 1st July 2018 and is valid until the 2021/2022 season. Below you can find the complete book in the PDF format.
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IIHF REGULATIONS
Sport

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.

Last updated: September 2018

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International Transfers
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.

Last updated: May 2018
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Disciplinary Code
This file contains regulations concerning disciplinary measures and the disciplinary bodies.

Last updated: September 2018
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Championship (WM)
The IIHF has produced and distributed the Championship Regulations to all IIHF Member National Associations to direct and guide the Host in the administrative organisation and operation of an IIHF sanctioned Championship.

This is the version for the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and Division I.

Last update: September 2018
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Championship (WM20/WM18/WW/WW18)
The IIHF has produced and distributed the Championship Regulations to all IIHF Member National Associations to direct and guide the Host in the administrative organisation and operation of an IIHF sanctioned Championship.

This is the version for the other top-division categories.

‚ÄčLast update: September 2018
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Championship (lower divisions)
The IIHF has produced and distributed the Championship Regulations to all IIHF Member National Associations to direct and guide the Host in the administrative organisation and operation of an IIHF sanctioned Championship.

This is the version for the non-top-level tournaments (except men's Division I).

‚ÄčLast update: September 2018
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Medical
The IIHF has produced and distributed the following Medical Regulations to direct and guide the membership in the administrative organization and technical operation of a complete medical program at IIHF competitions.

Last updated: September 2018
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Doping Control
These Anti-Doping Rules are adopted and implemented in accordance with the IIHF’s responsibilities under the WADA Code, and in furtherance of the IIHF’s continuing efforts to eradicate doping in sport.

Last updated: September 2018
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Video Goal Judge System
The IIHF Video Goal Judge System Guidelines outline the technical specifications and operation of the system used major IIHF championships for the video goal judge and coaches' challenge.

Last updated: September 2018
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IIHF Inline Rule Book

The IIHF also published a rule book for inline hockey. Get below the most recent edition.

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