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Assignments: All regular season games in the ERSTE BANK Young Stars League | ERSTE BANK Juniors League will be officiated by licensed referees and linesmen according to the three-man system. All Play-Off games will be officiated by licensed referees and linesmen according to the four-man system. The game officials shall be nominated and appointed by the Referee-in-Chief of the respective national federation.

Acceptance of referee assignments: No participating club shall be able to protest the appointment of any referee and/or linesmen to any ERSTE BANK Young Stars League | ERSTE BANK Juniors League game.

Inability to fulfill an assignment: Should a game official not be able to officiate a game for any reason (i.e. illness, travel incidents, etc.), the Referee-in-Chief of the national federation reserves the right to replace the game official with any game official assigned by the national federation.

ERSTE BANK Eishockey Liga game officials’ duties: The regulations and duties as set out in the IIHF Official Rule Book in its current version shall apply for the referees, linesmen and off-ice officials.

In the ERSTE BANK Young Stars League | ERSTE BANK Juniors League the official IIHF Rule Book in its current version and IIHF Case Book will serve as the official ruling.

Immediately following each game, one game official must text, e-mail or phone the Juniors Director of Hockey Operation (JDOPS) to notify of any potential issues.