For all participations within the IIHF breaks and calls for the U18 and U20 National teams and the U18 and U20 IIHF World Championships and their preparation time, the AHL championship will not be interrupted. The AHL clubs will make the players in question available. In cases where a call-up is disregarded, the player will be considered suspended until the return of the junior national teams. The same regulation applies to players who cancel due to illness or other reasons preventing their participation. In cases of extraordinary sportive circumstances the sports director of therespective National Federation will decide.