I - Disciplinary MeasuresHOT


  1. The measures in this Disciplinary Catalogue have been designed for regular infractions. The EBEL Disciplinary Senate is not bound to the measures mentioned and will decide using a case-by-case-approach, especially in cases when the Head Referee has not imposed the proper penalty during the course of the game.
  2. Suspension or fines may be imposed in addition to another.

  3. In case of a first-time violation/minor offence by players, goalies, coaches, managers or other club officials against this penalty catalogue underlying set of rules, exclusively money fines can be pronounced - without simultaneously game suspensions.

  4. In case of repeated violations by a player, goalkeeper, Trainer, Manager, Coach or non-playing Club personnel or Club executive, the EBEL Disciplinary Senate have at their discretion, the ability to assess higher fines and/or suspensions.

  5. For all Teams who participate in the Champions Hockey League (CHL), inclusive of all participants within each respective Club Organization and/or respective Members who participate in International Play, inclusive of National Team Programs; the possibility of additional suspension(s) and fine's through the EBEL Penalty Catalog (EBEL DOPS) is in effect. Regardless of or "in addition to" the CHL's or IIHF's disciplinary decisions, the EBEL Disciplinary Senate has the possibility to uphold or add suspension(s) "in addition to" in particularly serious offences. In effect; regardless of the League or Country a game is played, all EBEL contracted participants are responsible for their actions and subject to EBEL Disciplinary actions as per the EBEL Penalty Catalog.

  6. "Team officials" shall include all Trainer, Manager, Coach or non-playing Club personnel or Club executive. In addition to the automatic fines and suspensions imposed under these rules, the EBEL Disciplinary Senate, at their discretion, investigate any incident that occurs in connection with any Exhibition, Tournament, League or Play-off game and may assess additional fines and/or suspensions for any offense committed during the course of a game or any aftermath thereof by a player, goalkeeper, Trainer, Manager, Coach or non-playing Club personnel or Club executive, whether or not such offense has been penalized by the Referee.

  7. As per EBEL Fundamental Rules (Part V §4). If an investigation is initiated by a Club, it must be initiated within the time frame of the completion of the game in which the incident occurred until 12:00pm the following day. In addition, teams are required to send video of the incident in question. Simultaneously with the forwarding of the video evidence by email, an E-banking voucher stating 500 Euros (application cost) have been paid to EBEL. All investigations initiated by a Club must be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and faxed to: 0043 / 1 / 890 17 54 - 12. 

  8. In case that the uploaded game video (see Part A §25) is not showing a particular situation which has to be reviewed by DOPS the clubs are obliged to provide all available footage of inhouse production / Fan-TV / additional coaches cams immediately after DOPS requests this service. If a club does not cooperate, this violation is forwarded to the EBEL Justice commission for further treatment.

  9. The club is jointly liable and required to pay the relevant penalty within a period of 5 business days after the invoice from the EBEL if a fine has been imposed on one of their players, goalkeeper, Trainer, Manager, Coach or non-playing Club personnel or Club executive. Should a payment not have been made within the set period, an interest rate of 7.5% p.a. applies. In addition, if the payment is not made until the clubs’ final settlement (30.4. the relevant time), the sum will be paid out of the clubs’ share of TV and marketing revenues. The Fine, interest and an additional Penalty (5 per cent of the amount invoiced) will be deduced from the clubs’ payout share.

  10. Acceptance of Anti-Doping-Regulations / EBEL-Regulations A player is only allowed to play for an EBEL-Club if the personally signed Anti-Doping-Regulations as well as the approval of all EBEL-regulations such as fundamental rules, procedure regulations and penalty catalogue arrive at the leagueand the federation office for the player registration.

Ref.
Nr.
Event Penalty
type
Fine EUR per
Game
from to Unit  Imposed on Imposed by
1 Deception of the EBEL or EBEL bodies Fine   1.000 5.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
2 Conduct harmful to the league Fine   5.000 10.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
3 Insufficient protection of EBEL officials Fine   2.500 10.000 EUR Club Senate
4 Insufficient usher service Fine   2.500 15.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
5 Failure to comply with EBEL orders, despite, name-calling or threat against league representatives Fine   1.000 10.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
6 Failure to send coach and captain (assistants) to coach/referee co-ordination meeting Fine   2.500 - EUR Club Justice Comm.
7 Failure to send coach and captain (assistant) to  league press conferences Fine   2.500 - EUR Club Justice Comm.
8 Appearance in incorrect jerseys Fine   2.500 - EUR Club Justice Comm.
9 Insufficient protection of media representatives Fine   2.500 10.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
10 Failure to provide (sufficient) medical care Fine   2.500 5.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
11 Non-compliance with deadlines for submission of video recordings Fine   1.000 2.500 EUR Club Senate
12 Failure to create a complete video recording of every game Fine   1.000 5.000 EUR Club Senate
13 Departure from ice prior to completion of ceremony Fine   2.000 5.000 EUR Club Senate
14 Refusing to give athletes' greeting Fine   1.000 2.000 EUR Club Senate
15 Use of untrained personnel in usher service Fine   1.000 10.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
16 Prohibited items Fine   1.000 5.000 EUR Club Senate
17 Obstruction of media representatives' work Fine   1.000 2.500 EUR Club Justice Comm.
18 Violation of regulations on conducting press conferences / open locker rooms Fine   1.000 2.500 EUR Club Justice Comm.
19 Violation of regulations on conducting press conferences / open locker rooms Fine   1.000 2.500 EUR Club Justice Comm.
20 Failure to meet infrastructural requirements Fine   1.000 10.000 EUR Club Senate
21 Violation of regulations for program booklets Fine   1.000 2.500 EUR Club Justice Comm.
22 Use of scrolling/illuminated boards or boards with 3D effects during play and disturbing light
effects during the game
Fine   3.500 - EUR Club Justice Comm.
23 Poor visibility or non-visibility of league-wide sponsor logos Fine   2.500 5.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
24 Violation of EBEL's exclusive marketing rights Fine   5.000 25.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
25 Violation of regulation on jersey advertising Fine   1.000 2.500 EUR Club Senate
26 Advertising which violates applicable law or the generally accepted principles of sports, especially the
 principle of political and religious neutrality
Fine   1.000 5.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
27 Referee parking space and damage (in addition repair of car) Fine   2.500 - EUR Club Senate
28 Not competing of a club Fine   10.000 25.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
29 Not competing of a club / Contractual penalty for opponent club Fine   50.000 - EUR Club Justice Comm.
30 Not competing of a club Revocation   1 12 Months Team Officials Justice Comm.
31 Willfull destroy of the cups Fine   5.000 - EUR Club Justice Comm.
32 Willfull destroy of the cups Revocation   2 12 Months Team Officials Justice Comm.
33 Willfull destroy of the cups Suspension   2 12 Games Player Justice Comm.
34 Nonobservance of Starting 6 Procedure Fine   2.500 5.000 EUR Club Senate
35 Nonobservance of Starting 6 Procedure Revocation   1 10 Games Team Officials Senate
36 Participation of a player without a player's license Fine   500  - EUR Club Justice Comm.
37 Insulting or threatening the referee, officials' panel or ÖEHV/EBEL officials for non-players Fine   500 10.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
38 Insulting or threatening the referee, officials' panel or ÖEHV/EBEL officials Revocation   Reprimand Lifetime Months Player Senate
39 Insulting or threatening opponents or spectators Fine   2.500 10.000 EUR Team Officials Justice Comm.
40 Insulting or threatening opponents or spectators Suspension   1 Lifetime Games Player DOPS
41 Insulting or threatening opponents or spectators Revocation   1 Lifetime Months Team Officials Justice Comm.
42 Bribery Fine   2.500 10.000 EUR Club Justice
43 Bribery Suspension   3 Lifetime Games Player Senate
44 Bribery Revocation   4 Lifetime Months Team Officials Justice Comm.
45 Anti-Doping,  nonobservance of deadlines Fine   1.000 5.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
46 Anti-Doping,  nonobservance of deadlines Revocation   1 12 Months Team Officials Justice Comm.
47 Anti-Doping,  nonobservance of deadlines Suspension   1 Lebenszeit Games Player Senate
48 Wrongful accusations and degrading criticism Fine   2.500 10.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
49 Wrongful accusations and degrading criticism Suspension   2 12 Games Player Senate
50 Wrongful accusations and degrading criticism Revocation   2 Lifetime Months Team Officials Justice Comm.
51 Deception Fine   2.500 10.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
52 Deception Suspension   3 10 Games Player Senate
53 Deception Revocation   2 Lifetime Months Team Officials Justice Comm.
54 Deception of the league/federation or its bodies Suspension   2 Lifetime Games Player Senate
55 Deception of the league/federation or its bodies Revocation   2 Lifetime Months Team Officials Justice Comm.
56 Poaching Fine   5.000 10.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
57 Poaching Suspension   2 18 Months Player Senate
58 Poaching Revocation   2 24 Months Team Officials Justice Comm.
59 Inaccurate completion of official game sheets Fine   500 1.000 EUR Club Senate
60 Inaccurate completion of official game sheets Revocation   - 2 Months Team Officials Senate
61 Inadequate preparation for a game Fine   1.500 5.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
62 Inadequate preparation for a game Revocation   Reprimand 2 Months Team Officials Justice Comm.
63 Non-appearance of a team Revocation   1 6 Months Team Officials Justice Comm.
64 Failure to comply with league/federation orders Fine   2.500 5.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
65 Failure to comply with league/federation orders Suspension   Reprimand 8 Games Player Justice Comm.
66 Failure to comply with league/federation orders Revocation   Reprimand 8 Months Team Officials Justice Comm.
67 Failure to comply with referee's instructions Revocation   Reprimand 2 Months Team Officials Justice Comm.
68 Failure to comply with referee's instructions Fine   2.500 10.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
69 Failure to send participants to ÖEHV Live Scoring Training Seminar Fine   1.000  - EUR Club Justice Comm.
70 Failure to send participants to ÖEHV Scorekeeper Training Seminar Fine   1.000  - EUR Club Justice Comm.
71 Scorekeeper without ID Fine   1.000  - EUR Club Justice Comm.
72 Violence in audience Fine   2.500 10.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
73 Games played by a suspended club Fine   2.500 10.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
74 Games played by a suspended club Suspension   1 24 Months Team Officials Justice Comm.
75 Games played against a suspended club Fine   2.500 10.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
76 Games played against clubs not belonging to the federation Fine   2.500 5.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
77 Damage to sporting integrity Revocation   1 Lifetime Games Team Officials Senate
78 Damage to sporting integrity Fine   2.500 25.000 EUR Club Senate
79 Physical violence toward an opponent or spectator Revocation   1 Lifetime Games Team Officials Justice Comm.
80 Physical violence toward an opponent or spectator Fine   2.500 10.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
81 Unauthorized participation in a game Fine   1.500 5.000 EUR Club Senate
82 Unauthorized participation in a game Revocation   1 Lifetime Games Team Officials Senate
83 Inappropriate behavior toward a Federation/League body Fine   2.500 10.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
84 Inappropriate behavior toward a Federation/League body Suspension   1 Lifetime Games Player Justice Comm.
85 Inappropriate behavior toward a Federation/League body Revocation   1 Lifetime Months Team Officials Justice Comm.
86 Unsportsmanlike behavior Suspension   Reprimand Lifetime Games Player DOPS
87 Unsportsmanlike behavior Revocation   Reprimand Lifetime Games Team Officials Justice Comm.
88 Unsportsmanlike behavior Fine   2.500 10.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
89 Causing abandonment of a game by a player Suspension   3 Lifetime Games Player Senate
90 Causing abandonment of a game by members of the coaching staff Suspension   3 Lifetime Games Coaches Senate
91 Causing abandonment of a game Revocation   2 Lifetime Months Team Officials Senate
92 Causing abandonment of a game Suspension   2.500 20.000 EUR Club Justice Comm.
93 Violation of announcement rules during a game Fine   2.500 5.000 EUR Club Senate
94 Violations of rules regarding video and audio materials Fine   2.500 5.000 EUR Club Senate
95 Failure of Video Goal Judge System Fine   2.500 5.000 EUR Club Senate
96 Failure of Video Goal Judge System Suspension   1 12 Months Team Officials Senate
97 Failure of Online-Scoring Fine   1.000 5.000 EUR Club Senate
98 Failure of Online-Scoring Revocation   1 12 Monts Team Officials Senate
99 Jumbo Scree Violation Fine   2.500 5.000 EUR Club Senate
100 Jumbo Scree Violation Suspension   1 12 Months Team Officials Senate
101 Abuse of official and unsportsmanlike conduct by players Suspension 200 - 350 * - Lifetime Games Player DOPS
102 Abuse of official and unsportsmanlike conduct by team officials Suspension Justice Comm. - Lifetime Games Team Officials DOPS
103 Unsportsmanlike conduct Suspension 200 - 350 * - 8 Games Player Senate
104 Unsportsmanlike conduct Suspension Justice Comm. - 8 Games Team Officials Senate
105 Altercation off the ice Suspension 500 - Lifetime Games Player Senate
106 Altercation with spectators Suspension 500 - Lifetime Games Player DOPS
107 Tripping Suspension 100 - 250 * - 16 Games Player DOPS
108 Returning to the ice or players' bench after a match or game misconduct penalty Suspension 200 - 350 * 4 32 Games Player DOPS
109 Returning to the ice or players' bench after a match or game misconduct penalty Suspension 200 - 350 * 4 32 Games Team Officials DOPS
110 Clipping Suspension 100 - 250 * - 16 Games Player DOPS
111 Checking to the head or neck area Suspension 100 - 250 * - Lifetime Games Player DOPS
112 Boarding Suspension 100 - 250 * - 32 Games Player DOPS
113 Checking from behind Suspension 100 - 250 * - 32 Games Player DOPS
114 Unsportsmanlike behaviour - Diving/Embellishment/Enhancement fine   250 500 EUR Player DOPS
115 Elbowing  Suspension 100 - 250 * - 16 Games Player DOPS
116 Roughing Suspension 100 - 250 * - 16 Games Player DOPS
117 Continuing altercations Suspension 100 - 250 * - 16 Games Player DOPS
118 Hooking  Suspension 100 - 250 * - 16 Games Player DOPS
119 High sticking  Suspension 100 - 250 * - 16 Games Player DOPS
120 Kneeing  Suspension 100 - 250 * - 16 Games Player DOPS
121 Head-butting  Suspension 100 - 250 * - 16 Games Player DOPS
122 Kicking  Suspension 100 - 250 * - Lifetime Games Player DOPS
123 Cross-checking Suspension 100 - 250 * - 32 Games Player DOPS
124 Butt-ending Suspension 100 - 250 * - 32 Games Player DOPS
125 Slashing  Suspension 100 - 250 * - 32 Games Player DOPS
126 Spearing  Suspension 100 - 250 * - 32 Games Player DOPS
127 Charging  Suspension 100 - 250 * - 32 Games Player DOPS
128 Excessive roughness (inc. sucker punches) Suspension 200 - 350 * - 32 Games Player DOPS
129 Racial remark or ethnic slur Suspension 200 - 350 * - 16 Games Player DOPS
130 Racial remark or ethnic slur Suspension 200 - 350 * - 16 Games Team Officials DOPS
131 Resistance against Team Officials Suspension 200 - 350 * - 16 Games Player DOPS
132 Leaving the players' or penalty bench Suspension 200 - 350 * - 16 Games Player DOPS
133 Leaving the players' bench Suspension 200 - 350 * - 16 Games Team Officials DOPS
134 Attack on Referees Fine   1.000 10.000 EUR Club DOPS
135 Attack on Referees Revocation 500 - 12 Months Team Officials DOPS
136 Attack on Referees Suspension 500 10 Lifetime Games Player Senate
137 Insulting or threatening the ÖEHV/EBEL officials Suspension   1 Lifetime Games Player DOPS
138 Insulting or threatening opponents or spectators Revocation   1 Lifetime Months Team Officials Senate
139 Bribery Revocation   4 Lifetime Months Team Officials Senate
140 Double registration Fine   1.000 2.500 EUR Club Senate
141 Wrongful accusations and degrading criticism Fine   2.500 10.000 EUR Club Senate
142 Wrongful accusations and degrading criticism Revocation   2 Lifetime Months Team Officials Senate
143 Deception Fine   2.500 10.000 EUR Club Senate
144 Deception Revocation   2 Lifetime Months Team Officials Senate
145 Deception of the federation or its bodies Revocation   2 Lifetime Months Team Officials Senate
146 Goalkeeper's equipment fine   - 2.500 EUR Player DOPS
147 Goalkeeper's equipment Suspension   - 3 Games Player DOPS
148 Physical violence toward an opponent or spectator Suspension   2 Lifetime Games Player DOPS
149 Damage to sporting integrity by players Suspension   1 Lifetime Games Player DOPS
150 Damage to sporting integrity by  members of coaching team Suspension   1 Lifetime Games Team Officials DOPS
151 Interference Suspension 100 - 250 * - 32 Games Player DOPS
152 Slew footing Suspension 100 - 250 * - 32 Games Player DOPS
153 Biting Suspension 100 - 250 * - 32 Games Player DOPS
154 Fighting-Instigator or Aggressor Suspension 100 - 250 * - 32 Games Player DOPS
 
  * Modification of fines (per game) for the players according to their respective point value - OVERVIEW:     
  Origin fine 100,- EUR/Game: 0-1 Points = 100,- EUR/Game | 1,5-2 Points = 150,- EUR/Game | 2,5-3 Points = 200,- EUR/Game | 3,5-4 Points = 250,- EUR/Game 
         
  Origin fine 200,- EUR/Game: 0-1 Points = 200,- EUR/Game | 1,5-2 Points = 250,- EUR/Game | 2,5-3 Points = 300,- EUR/Game | 3,5-4 Points = 350,- EUR/Game 
         
  Origin fine 500,- EUR/Game: Fine/Game the same for all players independently of point value