Fundamental RulesHOT


  1. The Erste Bank Ice Hockey League (Erste Bank Eishockey Liga, or EBEL) is a non-profit association which brings together ice hockey clubs for the purpose of organizing, planning and carrying out league play. The rights and obligations of the members of the EBEL Association are governed by the EBEL statutes.

    The EBEL has concluded a cooperation agreement with the Austrian Ice Hockey Federation (Österreichischer Eishockeyverband, or ÖEHV) which governs the rights and obligations of both contracting parties.

  2. The EBEL Championship is a competition in which teams from Austria and other European Countries (referred to below as "EBEL clubs") compete for the EBEL Championship title, called “Karl Nedwed Trophy Winner” and in which the Austrian EBEL clubs compete to win the Austrian National Championship title in Austria's highest ice hockey division each season.

  3. The Erste Bank Young Stars League (EBYSL) Championship is a competition in which teams from Austria and other European Countries (referred to below as "EBYSL clubs") compete for the EBYSL Championship title and in which the Austrian EBYSL clubs compete to win the Austrian National Championship title in Austria's U20 ice hockey division each season.

  4. The Erste Bank Juniors League (EBJL) Championship is a competition in which teams from Austria and other European Countries (referred to below as "EBJL clubs") compete for the EBJL Championship title and in which the Austrian EBJL clubs compete to win the Austrian National Championship title in Austria's U18 ice hockey division each season.

  5. Teams with their headquarter in one of the international EBEL nations, which play with Austrian License, obtain in all following regulations and terms (Procedure Regulations and Fundamental Rules) as international club and cannot hold the title of Austrian National Championship.

  6. Schedule of fees (only valid for EBEL)

    Invoicing of the ÖEHV fees will be done by blanket compensation agreed upon between ÖEHV and Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. The schedule of payment will be determined in a special agreement between ÖEHV and EBEL.
    Only those clubs which paid all fees for the past season (2015/16) will be eligible to participate in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL) Championship.

    The ÖEHV only charges the international transfer fees to be passed on to the IIHF or to other national federations (IIHF transfer cards | IIHF fax confirmations | transfer fees for foreign federations) in two installments (as of October 31 and January 31) to the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga. The distribution of these fees among the accounts of the EBEL clubs is handled by the EBEL.