Fundamental RulesHOT


  1. For all games in the AHL, it is necessary to prepare official game sheets using the ÖEHV's official statistics program; the home club is required to maintain the official game sheet in the ÖEHV's Live Scoring System. Only persons who possess a valid identification card from the competent National Federation may sit at the home club's officials' table. In this context, it is important to note that all official game sheets, forms and reports should be filled out using a computer. Clubs are required to allow the referees to send all messages pertaining to the AHL using the club's fax machines or e-mail accounts. 

    The data, generated with the ÖEHV's Live Scoring System, will be provided to the respective national federations (AUT, ITA SLO) in electronic form. The conversation and further use of the data is the responsibility of the respective national federation.

  2. For each team, a maximum of 20 skaters and 2 goalkeepers may be entered on the official game sheet. 

  3. The entry of a player on the official game sheet will be regarded as participation in the game in question, even in cases where the player is not deployed. Once the game has begun, it is no longer possible to enter players unless they are listed in the lineups.

  4. The team managers authorized by each AHL club are required to provide the home club's scorekeeper with a team roster using the lineup form at least 75 minutes prior to the start of each game. The roster must be filled out completely and accurately, and it must be signed and dated by the team manager.

    In this context, it is also necessary to refer to the IIHF Rulebook (see also the bylaws in the Annex). Should the team manager fail to submit the team roster, the AHL club will not be able to claim that the entries on the official game sheet are inaccurate or incomplete.

  5. Each player who is not listed on the official game sheet will be considered ineligible to play, with the consequence of a game points allocation pursuant to Part II §5 (7) d).

  6. After the game, the official game sheet must be checked in order to verify that the period results and final result are filled in, as well as the addition of goals and penalty minutes and the number of spectators indicated. The referees are required to delete absent players from the official game sheet.

  7. Objections to the accuracy of entries in the official game sheet can only be raised by the team managers and must be communicated to the referee within 30 minutes of the end of the game.

  8. The referees are required to accept any additional reports or objections from team managers up to 30 minutes after the end of the game and to forward such reports and objections to the EBEL office.

  9. Immediately after the end of the game, the event organizer must fax the official game sheet to the office of ÖEHV (Fax +43 / (0)1 / 202 00 20 – 50), to the Head of Statistics (Martin Kogler, +43 / (0)316 / 687 321), the EBEL Administrative Office (+43 / (0)1 / 890 17 54 - 12) and the opponents’ team office.