A - Conduct of Games


  1. The provisions of the Austrian Federal Anti-Doping Act (ADBG) in conjunction with the most recent version of the WADA Code are binding on all clubs participating in the Erste Bank Ice Hockey League.

    NADA Austria may carry out unannounced doping checks (both IC and OOC) on players participating in a game in accordance with the provisions of the Austrian Federal Anti-Doping Act (see Article 18a of the ÖEHV statutes). This also applies to all non-Austrian clubs taking part in the EBEL Championship.

  2. In cases where such checks are ordered, the club and the team manager are responsible for ensuring that the selected player undergoes the check properly.

  3. Each club is required to name an officer responsible for anti-doping matters within the club by submitting the official Anti-Doping Contact Form to the ÖEHV.

  4. Each club is also required to name a physician responsible for anti-doping matters within the club by submitting the official Anti-Doping Contact Form to the ÖEHV.

  5. All players deployed in the Erste Bank Ice Hockey League Championship are required to sign and return an original of the Confirmation of Roster Inclusion (declaration of commitment) to the ÖEHV Sport Management department at the beginning of each season or upon commencing activities in an EBEL club.

  6. Each club is required to submit a list of the top 22 players, including their first and last name, current living addresses and telephone numbers, to the ÖEHV by August 15, 2016, so that this information can be forwarded to NADA. After the end of tryout phase the list has to be updated by the club until November 12, 2016, 12 o’clock at latest

  7. All coaches and attendants who work in direct contact with the team and are deployed in the Erste Bank Ice Hockey League Championship are required to sign and return an original of the Confirmation of Roster Inclusion (declaration of commitment, Penalty Catalogue and Fair Play Code) to the ÖEHV Sport Management department at the beginning of each season or upon commencing activities in an EBEL club.

  8. From August 15, 2016 onward, each club's anti-doping officer will be required to report weekly team activities and any exceptions in those activities to NADA Austria.

    In cases where a club fails to submit a report or submits a report which is missing essential information on team activities, the team will be sanctioned in accordance with the currently valid anti-doping provisions.

    In cases where an athlete cannot take part in a team activity reported for a given week, that player is to provide the responsible team official with sufficiently detailed information on his whereabouts and how he can be reached during that time. NADA Austria must be notified of any such exceptions.

    In the case of a doping check, if an athlete has not provided sufficiently detailed information on his whereabouts and how he can be reached (and is thus unavailable for the doping check), the athlete will be sanctioned in accordance with the currently valid anti-doping provisions.

  9. All clubs are to ensure, – on their own initiative, – that the current living and contact addresses are kept up to date from August 15, 2016 onward by means of the official Anti-Doping Contact Form. This applies to all players on the top 22 roster as well as all registered anti-doping officers.