1. The participating clubs, players, coaches, attendants and all officials undertake to maintain sportsmanlike conduct, and in particular to comply with all rules of the sport of ice hockey as set forth in the EBEL Fundamental Rules and in the IIHF rules.

  2. All participants involved must adhere to the principles of fairness and respect – according to the IIHF-program FAIR PLAY & RESPECT. 

  3. If these basic principles are violated or in the case of actions against the integrity of the sport, against the League issued rules or against the Fair Play & respect program, it is the duty of the EBEL Disciplinary commission to investigate and, if required, impose sanctions on the basis of the penalty catalogue.

  4. It is the responsibility of the Head Coach to maintain the sportsmanship and integrity of his coaching and playing staff at all times. In addition to automatic fines and suspensions imposed, the EBEL Disciplinary Senate, at their discretion, can investigate any incident that occurs in connection with any exhibition, tournament and league or play-off game. The Senate 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. In specific cases where the EBEL Disciplinary Senate feels a team or player or situation is subject to a standard set forth by the coaching staff that is not in the best interest of integrity, sportsmanship or safety of the game, the Head Coach will assume responsibility and be subject to fines and/or suspensions This is inclusive of a team's style/behavior within a game (repetitive situations against the opposing team), demanding a player play a specific role within a game that is deemed detrimental, cases where examples are set for a future game or situations where it is felt a 'payback message' is demanded, that intrude in the safety or well-being of the opposing team or game integrity.