1. Any team whose player(s) cross the center red line in warm-ups (inclusive of body and/or equipment) for the purpose of initiating any sort of unsportsmanlike behavior (including shooting pucks at opponent’s end) or become involved in any altercation, fight instigate, contact or verbal remarks to initiate a gathering, other than during the periods of the game, shall be subjected to a suspension and/or fine under the ICE Hockey League Penalty Catalog Ref. NR. 103/104 - Unsportsmanlike Conduct. In addition, the head coach of the team who is investigated (started) or provoked such activity is subject to a suspension or fine to the respective club.

  2. The game timekeeper shall be responsible for signaling the commencement and termination of the pre-game warm-up. The timekeeper must honk the horn 1 time when the countdown clock is at 40:00 to signal the warm-up begins. The timekeeper will honk the horn 1 time when the countdown clock is at 21:00 to signal 1-minute left in warm-ups and 2 times when the countdown clock is at 20:00, to signal warm-up is over and all players must be off the ice.

    The only time players are permitted to be on the ice for warm-up is between the times when the clock reads 40 minutes and all players must exit the ice no later than the clock reading 20 minutes.

    Only team personnel to pick up the pucks shall be on the ice. If players remain on the ice past this time, they shall be subjected to a suspension and/or fine under the ICE Hockey League Penalty Catalog Ref. NR. 103/104 – Unsportsmanlike Conduct.

    1st time - €250,00 – team fine
    2nd time - €500,00 – team fine
    3rd time - €1.000,00 – team fine
    4th time and all subsequent times – Coach suspension + €2.500,00 team fine

    Twenty minutes before the time scheduled for the start of the game, both teams shall vacate the ice and proceed to their dressing rooms while the ice is being flooded. Both teams shall be signaled by the game timekeeper to return to the ice together in time for the scheduled start of the game.

    1. Game preparation and starting six: The schedule prior to the game must be based on the game's starting time (puck drop) as specified in this GameBook.

    2. The home club is to provide the visiting club with 35 pucks available at their respective players bench before the warmup begins.

    3. The home club provides 35 pucks for the guest team on the respective player bench before the start of the warm-up.

    4. The referees have the right to reserve the neutral zone of the rink for their own warm-up activities if the teams do not leave them sufficient space on the ice.

    5. Warm-up time may be shortened or postponed by mutual consent, for example due to the delayed arrival of the visiting club. In any case, warm-up time must be provided simultaneously and in the same duration for both teams.

    6. Only the 22 eligible players who are entered in the team roster may take part in this warm-up 

  3. Starting 6 Procedure:

    The schedule prior to the start of the game is defined below:

    Two minutes prior to the puck drop the starting six player’s line up at their blue line with helmets in hand. Goalies remain in their goal crease with helmet in hand. First the starting six of the visiting club then the starting six of the home club. Players remain at their blue line during introduction until the home goalie has been introduced. The remaining players must take a seat on their players' benches.

    1. Players are on the ice and ready at minimum 2 mins left on clock

    2. Players are stationary on blue line

    3. Goalie is stationary in the crease area

    4. Helmets are off

    5. No players/goalies are to move until the starting six is fully announced

In the case the procedures are not followed, disciplinary action will occur.

  1. Upload Video procedure:

    1. Pre-Game Warm-up
      The video must be on and filming 3 minutes before warm-ups begin, until the last player has left the ice. The camera should be stationary filming the Center Red Line the entire warm-up.

    2. Intermissions
      The video must be on and filming, beginning 3 minutes left in the intermission of each period, including over time intermissions. Video for the upload will now include - 3 minutes before the start of the period, the entire period and until the last player has left the ice at the end of the period.

The Game Delegate and/or Game Supervisor must view from the start of warm-ups until the last player has left the ice. In the event any activity happens during warm-ups that involve verbal or physical attention to the opposing team, a detailed report must be submitted.