1. Goaltender pants are produced by an IIHF supplier to specific IIHF guidelines. These may not be altered in any way without consent from an IIHF representative.

  2. No internal or external padding is allowed on the pants leg or waist to provide protection (i.e., no ridges, inside or out).

  3. If the goaltender is wearing his pants shells loosely, allowing him to close the open space between his legs above his pads when he is in the crouch position, the shells will be considered illegal.

  4. Thigh protectors inside the pants must follow the contour of the leg. Square thigh protectors are considered illegal.