The EBEL Championship will not be interrupted for the U18 and U20 World Championships or their preparations. The EBEL 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 the Austrian Ice Hockey Federation will decide.