Domestic players are defined as all those players with one or more citizenships, who according to IIHF guidelines (eligibility request*), are eligible to play on the national team for the country in which the club is located with the intent to register them for the ICE Hockey League Championship.
*All required documents and necessary information are provided by the applicant to the respective national federation. Only after all required documents are available, the respective national federation will commission the examination at IIHF.
Considered a domestic player is a player whom:
- with one citizenship (AUT at AUT-Team, HUN at HUN-Team, …)
- with two or more citizenships, if according the currently valid IIHF Statues and Bylaws(Bylaw 4) the player at the day of the registration deadline of the initial 22-man roster as defined in §3(6) is eligible to play on the respective National Team of the country of the registering club (at AUT-Club for AUT-National Team, at ITA-Club for ITA-National Team, at HUN-Club for HUN-National Team, …), by confirmation of the responsible National Federation and independently if the club is obligated to make an IIHF International Transfer Card for the player for the season
When a player has been declared as domestic player, through confirmation of the respective federation and status on the ICE Hockey League roster confirmation, that said player may not change its domestic or non-domestic status during the respective season.
Players with multiple passports/ Nationalities within the ICE Hockey League Nations, may declare once which national team they will represent, provided the relevant player is declared eligible to play for the respective National Federation. The ‘player’ will be considered as a domestic player, for the declared nation, for the entire duration of play within ICE Hockey League (once a player designates his ICE Hockey League Nationality, he cannot switch his Nationality for the duration of his time within the ICE Hockey League)