Overtime – Regular-season - If, at the end of the three (3) regular twenty (20) minute periods, the score shall be tied, each team shall be awarded one point in the League standings. The teams will then play an additional overtime period of not more than seven (7) minutes with the team scoring first declared the winner and awarded an additional point. The overtime period shall be played with each team at a numerical strength of four (4) skaters and one (1) goalkeeper until the first whistle following two (2) minutes of play (5:00 remaining on the clock), at which time numerical strength will be reduced to three (3) skaters and one (1) goalkeeper. Additional penalties to be assessed consistent with the rules in regulation time.
The overtime period will commence following a 1 minute break. The ice will not be dry scraped at this break. The players will remain at their respective benches. The teams must change ends for the overtime period. Goalkeepers may go to their respective players’ benches during this rest period, however, penalized players must remain on the penalty bench. Should a penalized player exit the penalty bench, he shall be returned immediately by the officials with no additional penalty being assessed, unless he commits an infraction of any other rule.
Overtime – Regular-season – Extra Attacker - A team shall be allowed to pull its goalkeeper in favor of an additional skater in the overtime period. However, should that team lose the game during the time in which the goalkeeper has been removed, it would forfeit the automatic point gained in the tie at the end of regulation play, except if the goalkeeper has been removed at the call of a delayed penalty against the other team. Should the goalkeeper proceed to his bench for an extra attacker due to a delayed penalty call against the opposing team, and should the non-offending team shoot the puck directly into their own goal, the game shall be over and the team that was to be penalized declared the winner.
Once the goalkeeper has been removed for an extra attacker in overtime during the regular-season, he must wait for the next stoppage of play before returning to his position. He cannot change “on the fly.” If he does, a bench minor penalty shall be assessed for having an ineligible player.
Overtime – Regular-season – Penalties – When regulation time ends and the teams are 5 on 3, teams will start overtime 5 on 3. Once player strength reaches 5 on 4 or 5 on 5, at the next stoppage of play, player strength is adjusted to 4 on 3, 4 on 4, or 3 on 3, as appropriate. When regulation ends and teams are 4 on 4 teams will start overtime 3 on 3. If at the end of regulation time teams are three (3) skaters on three (3) skaters, overtime starts three (3) skaters on three (3) skaters. Once player strength reaches five (5) skaters on four (4) skaters or five (5) skaters on five (5) skaters, at the next stoppage player strength is adjusted to four (4) skaters on three (3) skaters, four (4) skaters on four (4) skaters, or three (3) skaters on three (3) skaters, as appropriate.
At no time will a team have less than three players on the ice. This may require a fourth and/or fifth skater to be added in the event penalties are assessed.
If a team is penalized in overtime, teams play four (4) skaters against three (3) skaters. If both teams are penalized with minor penalties at the same stoppage of play, with no other penalties in effect, teams will play three (3) skaters against three (3) skaters. In overtime, if a team is penalized such that a two-man advantage is called for, then the offending team will remain at three (3) skaters while the non-offending team will be permitted a fifth skater. At the first stoppage of play after the two-man advantage is no longer in effect, the numerical strength of the team will revert back to either four (4) skaters on four (4) skaters, four (4) skaters on three (3) skaters, or a three (3) skaters on three (3) skaters situation, as appropriate.
Overtime – Playoffs – When a game is tied after three (3) twenty (20) minute regular periods of play, the teams shall take a normal intermission (fifteen (15) minutes) and resume playing twenty (20) minute periods, changing ends for the start of each overtime period. The team scoring the first goal in overtime shall be declared the winner of the game.
Penalty shootouts (Overtime)
If a game in the regular season remains without a winner after 60 minutes and the ensuing seven (7) minute overtime, the outcome of the game is decided with a shoot-out. The rules governing the shoot-out shall be the same as those listed Penalty shot procedure in the IIHF-Rulebook.
The two teams do not change ends (based on the respective end of the 7 minute OT). The home team has the right to choose to shoot first or second.
The shooting teams’ goaltender may remain on the ice at his respective end zone. The shooting teams’ goaltender may not make any attempt to distract or interfere with procedure of the shot in an attempt to take the attention away from the goaltender being shot on. If, while the penalty shot or shootout is being taken, any player, goalkeeper, Coach or non-playing Club personnel of the team taking the shot shall have by some action interfered with or distracted the goalkeeper defending the shot and, because of such action, the shot was successful, the Referee shall rule NO goal and shall impose a misconduct penalty.
The penalty shootout will begin with three different players from each team, who will alternate in taking penalty shots on the opposing team's goal. The players and the sequence in which they will take the penalty shots do not have to be announced prior to the penalty shootout. The four goalkeepers and all players listed on the official game sheet (exception: §4 (4)) may participate in the penalty shootout. The goalkeeper can be changed after each penalty shot.
A player whose penalty time has not expired at the end of overtime cannot be nominated for the penalty shootout and must remain on the penalty bench or in the locker room. The same applies to players who are charged with penalties during the penalty shootout.
The execution of these shots is generally subject to regulations in IIHF-Rulebook.
The players of each team will alternate in taking shots on the selected goal until the deciding goal is scored, after which any remaining shots will no longer be taken.
If the score of the penalty-shot shootout is still tied after six shots, it will continue under a sudden-death format. The sudden-death penalty-shot shootout will allow one skater from each team to take a shot until a winner is determined. Any skater, including those who participated in the first stage of the penalty-shot shootout, is eligible to shoot in as many rounds of the sudden-death format as may occur. The team that took the first shot during the penalty-shot shootout for the first three rounds will shoot second for the fourth and subsequent shots of the sudden-death format until a winner is determined.
The official scorekeeper will record all shots taken, along with an indication of the player, the goalkeeper and the goals scored.
Only the deciding goal will count for the result of the game, and that goal will be credited to the scoring player and to the goalkeeper in question. All other goals or lost attempts will not be counted into the result but recorded in ÖEHV statistics system.
If a team refuses to participate in the penalty shootout for the purpose of determining the winner, the game will be recorded as a loss for that team.
If a player refuses to take a penalty shot, the shot will be recorded as a miss for that player's team.