1. EBEL Player Uniforms

    Each member Club shall design and wear distinctive and contrasting uniforms for their home and road games, no parts of which shall be interchangeable. Any concerns regarding a player’s uniform (including the goalkeeper) shall be reported to the EBEL to the EBEL Hockey Operations Department.

    1. All players from each team shall be dressed uniformly with approved design and color of their jerseys, pants, socks and helmet (except of the goalkeeper, who is permitted to wear a helmet of a different color)

    2. The jersey and socks must consist of a main color which will cover at least 80% of each part of the equipment excluding names and numbers. The shoulder cap of the jersey must either; consist of the same main color of the jersey or differentiate from the main color of the opposing teams

    3. It is recommended, but not required, to have a 3rd jersey of contrasting color. The 3rd jersey will be required in the event 2 teams have jersey outlays close in color

    4. Special occasion jerseys (i.e - Halloween, Movember, etc) are permitted as long as the outlay is sent and approved by the EBEL Management at least 30 days in advance 

    5. Jerseys and socks shall be of the same main color, consisting of a minimum of 80% of the main color, inclusive of advertising color

    6. Jerseys must be worn outside of the pants. Jersey and pants must have a tied-down strapping system.

    7. Each player should wear and individual number 25 – 30 cm high on the back of the jersey, 10 cm on both sleeves and at least 7cm on the front side-upper portion. Numbers are limited to the numbers 1 – 99. The numbers have to be in contrast to the jersey color (dark number on bright jersey and bright number on dark jersey)

    8. Each player should wear their respective number on the back of each sock in the middle of the sock in height from skate to knee, at least 10cm in height

    9. Each player shall wear his name on the upper portion of the back of his sweater, printed 7 - 10 cm high

    10. Altered uniforms of any kind, i.e. Velcro inserts, over-sized jerseys, altered collars, etc., will not be permitted. Any player or goalkeeper not complying with this rule shall not be permitted to participate in the game

    11. Warm-up jerseys must have player numbers on the back with a height of at least 20 cm, and each player must wear the same number assigned to him on the official game sheet. The same applies to the sleeves

  2. Player numbers are not transferrable. A number may only be worn in play by one player during a given season. If a player leaves the club, during the season, his number may not be re-used for another player of that club during that season.

  3. Clubs must communicate to the EBEL Office in written form, any time before August 15th - 2017, their jersey, helmet, pants and sock outlay for League approval.  The league clubs are engaged to send the layout of all jersey-versions to the EBEL Office before the production. The EBEL Office controls the correct design of the numbers as stated in the regulations, the correct placements of the sponsor-logos as well as the coloring in “bright” and “dark”.  It is necessary that colors are used for jerseys with bright basic color as well as for jerseys with dark basic color which can be clearly allocated to the respective color definition (bright / dark). Only after the final approval of the league secretariat jerseys may be used at games of the EBEL. If the produced jerseys have a different color to the color of the layout and in the case of problems by determination of the colors by the TV-Host broadcaster, the referees, the stats people and/or the EBEL hockey operations, the jerseys have to be changed and produced new.  The visiting club has to base its choice of jerseys on the home club's color. 

  4. Violations of this rule will be penalized in accordance with the EBEL/AHL Penalty Catalog (Part I). Clubs are not permitted to change the base colors of their jerseys (bright, dark) during ongoing competitions and cannot be negotiated bilateral between both teams of a game. The overview of the jersey colors (home color / second color) which will be established by the league secretary after the layout-deadline is integrative part of the procedure regulations.