Fundamental RulesHOT


  1. Each game must produce a winner.

  2. The team which wins a game after regulation time will receive three points in the league standings, while the losing team will receive no points.

  3. If the game is undecided at the end of regulation time, each team will be awarded a point in the league standings; after a two-minute break without ice resurfacing, the teams will then play a sudden victory overtime. Should the sudden victory overtime still fail to produce a winner, the game will be decided by a penalty shootout in accordance with IIHF rules. The procedure followed in sudden victory overtime and penalty shootouts is described in the EBEL GameBook for each season. The winner (after sudden victory overtime or the penalty shootout) will be awarded another point in the league standings.

    The league standings of EBYSL and EBJL are described in the respective EBYSL/EBJL procedure regulations.

  4. Ranking in the table will be decided as follows. Firstly: Number of points. If points are level, the following calculations ensue: 

    If teams are level on points after each phase of the regular season (the number of phases of the regular season are governed in the GameBook), the following tie-breakers are applied:

    1.  If two or more teams are level on points, the direct duel results count (only games concerning for each phase of the regular season). Should three or more teams be level on points, those teams’ scores are being recalculated in a sub-group, considering only those matches between the members of said sub-group.

      Ranking differential:

      1.  Higher amount of points in the direct duel(s)

      2.  Better Goal Difference in the direct duel(s)

      3.  Higher number of scored goals in the direct duels (applicable for more than 3 teams) 

      4.  If two or more teams are still level, the higher overall number of wins after regular time within the sub group will be considered.

      5.  If two or more teams are still level, the higher number of overall wins after regular time within each phase of the regular season will be considered.

    2.  If two or more teams are still equal, League coefficient will be considered in the regular season phase 1. From a possible phase 2 within the regular season on, the ranking of previous phase will be considered.

      League coefficient: (the actual table will be included in the Procedure Regulations for each season.) 

      League Coefficient Weighting
          last season 2nd last s. 3rd last s. 4th last s. 5th last s.
      Ranking Points 100% 80% 60% 40% 20%
      1 100 100 80 60 40 20
      2 90 90 72 54 36 18
      3 75 75 60 45 30 15
      4 70 70 56 42 28 14
      5 55 55 44 33 22 11
      6 50 50 40 30 20 10
      7 45 45 36 27 18 9
      8 40 40 32 24 16 8
      9 30 30 24 18 12 6
      10 25 25 20 15 10 5
      11 20 20 16 12 8 4
      12 15 15 12 9 6 3
      13 10 10 8 6 4 2
      14 5 5 4 3 2 1
      15 0 0 0 0 0 0
      16 0 0 0 0 0 0
      n.t. 0 0 0 0 0 0


    3. Placement Final Table

      1. The Winner is the Winner of the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga Final

      2. The Loser of the finals

      3. Semifinal loser who was ranked higher in the last phase of regular season before the Playoffs

      4. Semifinal loser who was ranked lower in the last phase of regular season

      5. Quarterfinal loser who was ranked best in the last phase of regular season

      6. Quarterfinal loser who was ranked 2nd best in the last phase of regular season

      7. Quarterfinal loser who was ranked 3rd best in the last phase of regular season

      8. Quarterfinal loser who was ranked 4th best in the last phase of regular season

      9. On: take ranking from the last phase of regular season

        The best placed Austrian team is Austrian National Champion. (Exception: International Final | Part II.§ 3 (1) FR)


  5. Overtime – Playoffs – In the EBEL Playoffs, when a game is tied after three (3) twenty (20) minute regular periods of play, the teams shall take a normal intermission (fifteen (15) minutes) and resume playing twenty (20) minute periods (with a normal intermission each subsequent OT period), changing ends for the start of each overtime period.  The team scoring the first goal in overtime shall be declared the winner of the game. The ice is to be resurfaced at the end of regulation time and after each additional 20-minute period.

  6. Points and league standings are calculated by the League Administration, Department Game operations. In cases of Dispute (infractions under §7, protests filed etc.), the disciplinary commission of EBEL will decide. Those decisions are binding and uncontestable, however, they need to be justified.

  7. If any of the following cases applies, a championship game will be considered lost by the team activating the case, notwithstanding further consequences:

    1. Appearance of a team (at opening face-off) with an insufficient number of players (at least 10 skaters and 1 goalie), regardless of negligence or fault;

    2. Non-appearance at the opening face-off or appearance delayed by more than 90 minutes due to negligence on the part of one team;

    3. Non-appearance at the opening face-off or appearance delayed by more than 90 minutes due to negligence on the part of both teams (counted against both EBEL clubs, except Playoff: in coordination with EBEL, the game has to be replayed);

    4. Deployment of a player not properly registered.

    5. Deployment of a suspended player or coach

    6. Deployment of too many players according to § 20 Abs. (2)

    7. Violation of the roster regulation in place for this season (EBEL-GameBook)

    8. Abandonment of a game caused by one team;

    9. Abandonment of a game caused by both teams (counted against both EBEL clubs according to Paragraph 8, except Playoff: in coordination with EBEL, the game has to be replayed);

    10. Use of a prohibited game venue;

    11. Cancellation or abandonment of a game due to technical problems arising on the day of the game if the game is not made up in accordance with §6(4) (counted against the home club regardless of negligence or fault).

  8. In cases of (7), the game will be counted as a 0:5-loss to the responsible team. The op-position will receive three points and a 5:0-goal difference for this game. If the result of the game was equally good or better for the team, the equally good or better result will be considered as the final result.
     
  9. The assertion of damage claims, especially in accordance with Part II §6 (4), and the determination of contractual penalties will remain unaffected by game points allocated ex post.

  10. If violations under (7) d) occur, the disciplinary commission of EBEL can - in cases of minor defaults - decide to announce fines against the responsible club and/or Suspensions for the responsible head coach according to the EBEL Penalty Catalogue, instead of a walkover.