Each club must provide a minimum of six camera signals for the EBEL GameCenter. A detailed camera diagram for each club is listed in the EBEL GameBook – Part M – Appendix A, for each respective season.

  1. Main Camera (Camera 1)

    One camera that is located directly on the centerline of the ice, either on the side of the player’s benches or on the side of the penalty benches. The camera must have a solid stand and it is not allowed to change the location between periods. The location of the camera must be selected in such way, there are no obstacles between the camera and the ice surface.

  2. Video Goal Judge Cameras (Camera 2 & 3)
    There must be a minimum of two cameras for the VGJ-System, one over each goal. These cameras must be mounted on a stable structure (not movable bar) approx. 50cm in front of the goal line (depending on the height of the building). The cameras must be mounted, so that the most amount of area in front of the net is visible on the video footage and the goal line goes from top to bottom. In the sight-line of the main camera the left goal must be on the left side of the footage and the right goal on the right side.

    If a replacement of the goal judge cameras should be necessary in the future there should already be a LWL-wiring and an electrical connection installed (if possible), in the context of wiring cameras #4, #5 and #6. This should be done to guarantee a short-term change of a camera during a season.

  3. End Zone Cameras (Cameras 4 & 6)
    It is recommended, on each side of the rink close to the blue line there is one fix mounted camera. These cameras must be mounted in such way, that the whole end zone (from the blue line to the end boards and from side boards to sideboards) is covered on the video footage. The location of the cameras must be selected in such way, that are no obstacles between the cameras and the ice surface.

  4. Reverse Camera (Camera 5)
    It is recommended, that on the opposite side of the main camera (Camera 1) there is a fix mounted camera. This camera must be mounted in such way, that the whole neutral zone is covered on the video footage. The location of the camera must be selected in such way, that are no obstacles between the camera and the ice surface.

  5. Optional Cameras
    • In the event, that the cameras 4&6 are not implemented, each club must provide video footage to the EBEL GameCenter that gives DOPS the possibility to see the entire ice-sheet during game action. This can be implemented with cameras in the corners of the rink, cameras behind the goals, …

    • In the event, that the Reverse Camera (Camera 5) is not implemented, each club must take care, that during warm-ups the main camera is filming the center red line with a wide focus, so the entire neutral zone can be seen on the video footage. There is the possibility, that also footage of inhouse-TV (Fan-TV), or other available cameras are connected.