1. The ICE Hockey League is a non-profit association which brings together ice hockey clubs for the purpose of organizing, planning and carrying out league play. The rights and obligations of the members of the ICE Hockey League association are governed by the ICE Hockey League statutes.

    The ICE Hockey League has concluded a cooperation agreement with the Austrian Ice Hockey Federation (Österreichischer Eishockeyverband, or ÖEHV) which governs the rights and obligations of both contracting parties.

  2. The ICE Hockey League Championship is a competition in which teams from Austria and other European countries (referred to below as "ICE Hockey League clubs") compete for the ICE Hockey League Championship title, called “Karl Nedwed Trophy Winner” and in which the Austrian ICE Hockey League clubs compete to win the Austrian National Championship title in Austria's highest ice hockey division each season.

  3. The ICE Hockey League Young Stars League Championship is a competition in which teams from Austria and other European countries (referred to below as "ICE Hockey League Young Stars League clubs") compete for the ICE Hockey League Young Stars League Championship title and in which the Austrian ICE Hockey League Young Stars League clubs compete to win the Austrian National Championship title in Austria's U20 ice hockey division each season.

  4. The ICE Hockey League Juniors League Championship is a competition in which teams from Austria and other European countries (referred to below as " ICE Hockey League Juniors League clubs") compete for the ICE Hockey League Juniors League Championship title and in which the Austrian ICE Hockey League Juniors League clubs compete to win the Austrian National Championship title in Austria's U18 ice hockey division each season.

  5. Teams with their headquarter in one of the international ICE Hockey League nations, which play with Austrian license, obtain in all following regulations and terms (GameBook and Fundamental Rules) as international club and cannot hold the title of Austrian National Championship.

  6. Schedule of fees (only valid for ICE Hockey League)
    Invoicing of the ÖEHV fees will be done by blanket compensation agreed upon between ÖEHV and ICE Hockey League. The schedule of payment will be determined in a special agreement between ÖEHV and ICE Hockey League.
    Only those clubs which paid all fees for the past season (2018/19) will be eligible to participate in the ICE Hockey League Championship.

    The ÖEHV only charges the international transfer fees to be passed on to the IIHF or to other national federations (IIHF transfer cards | IIHF fax confirmations | transfer fees for foreign federations) in two installments (as of October 31st and January 31st) to the ICE Hockey League. The distribution of these fees among the accounts of the ICE Hockey League clubs is handled by the ICE Hockey League.