Assignments: all Regular season games in the EBYSL/EBJL will be officiated by licensed referees and linesmen according to the three-man system. All Play-Off games will be officiated by licensed referees and linesmen according to the four-man system. The game officials shall be nominated and appointed by the referee-in-chief of the respective National Federation.
Acceptance of referee assignments: no participating club shall be able to protest the appointment of any referee and/or linesmen to any EBYSL/EBJL game.
Inability to fulfill an assignment: should a game official not be able to officiate a game for any reason (i.e. illness, travel incidents, etc.), the referee-in-chief of the national Federation reserves the right to replace the game official with any game official assigned by the National Federation.
EBEL game officials duties:
The regulations and duties as set out in the IIHF Official Rule Book 2014-2018 shall apply for the referees, linesmen and off-ice officials.
In the EBYSL/EBJL the official 2014-2018 IIHF rule book and IIHF case book will serve as the official ruling.
Immediately following each game, one game official must text, e-mail or phone the Juniors Director of Hockey Operation (JDOPS) to notify of any potential issues.