Technical Regulations - Ice Hockey

1. EVENTS
This competition will be conducted during the Winter Deaflympics from 12 Dec 2019 to 21 Dec 2019 and will consist of the following 1 events (1 for men, 0 for women and 0 for mixed):

EventMenWomenMixed
Ice Hockey

2. PARTICIPANTS

2.1 Invitation to Participate
ICSD and the Organising Committee will invite all National Deaf Sports Federation (NDSF) members in good standing to participate in the competition.

2.2 Eligibility

2.2.1 Hearing Loss
Participation in the competition is restricted to athletes who are deaf and/or hard of hearing. Refer to the ICSD Audiogram Regulations for additional details on measurement of hearing loss.

2.2.2 Age
Athletes must meet the minimum age requirement for each event listed below:

EventMinimum AgeMaximum Age
Ice Hockey16-Born on or before 31 Dec 2002

2.2.3 Compliance
Only athletes who comply with the Deaflympics Regulations are allowed to participate in the competition.

2.4 Number of Teams
Each National Federation may enter one (1) men's team and/or one (1) women's team. Participation in the competition is limited to a maximum of 16 men's teams and 16 women's teams.

2.5 Qualified Teams

Participation is determined through a qualification system below:
MenWomen
CAN - Canada
FIN - Finland
KAZ - Kazakhstan
RUS - Russian Federation
USA - United States

2.6 Number of Athletes per Discipline
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each discipline listed below:

MenWomen
23

2.7 Number of Athletes per Event
A maximum number of athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:

EventMenWomenMixed
Ice Hockey23--

2.8 Number of Reserves or Substitutes per Event
A maximum number of reserve/substitute athlete(s) per NDSF is allocated to each event listed below:

EventReserves/Substitutes
Ice HockeyNo reserves/substitutes

2.9 Competition Entry Standards
Not Applicable

2.10 Competition Entry Rules
Only an authorised representative of each NDSF is allowed to submit competition entries.

2.11 Non-Starting Athletes
A fine of USD$100.00 will be levied on each non-starting athlete unless he/she submits a doctor's declaration in writing English that he/she should not be allowed to start.

3. REGISTRATION
Please refer to the 6. Team Sports in the General Technical Rules - Winter Deaflympics, for further details on registration.

 

4. COMPETITION RULES AND REGULATIONS

4.1 Technical Organisation
ICSD is be responsible for the technical organisation of the competition in conjunction with the (IIHF).

4.2 Committees

4.2.1 Technical Committee
The Technical Committee is comprised of the ICSD Technical Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:

Chris Bradley - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)
Pavel Kavcic - Sport Liaison Officer

4.2.2 Protest Committee
The Protest Committee is comprised of the ICSD Technical Director and other members nominated by the Organising Committee and approved by ICSD:

Chris Bradley - ICSD Technical Director (Chair)

4.3 Competition Rules
The competitions will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the IIHF (version: 2018 - 2022). In case of disagreement in the interpretation of the Rules and Regulations, the English text shall prevail. Unforeseen incidents not covered by the Rules and Regulations shall be dealt with as follow:

4.3.1 Cases of a general nature will be resolved in accordance with the Deaflympics Regulations, General Technical Rules - Winter Deaflympics and this Technical Regulations.

4.3.2 Cases of a technical nature related to competition rules will be resolved in accordance with the IIHF Rules and Regulations.

4.4 Competition Equipment

All equipment used during competition must comply with the IIHF Rules and Regulations.

4.5 Competition Clothing

4.5.1 Participants must wear competitive uniforms representing their nationality, duly registered and published in accordance with the IIHF Rules and Regulations.

4.5.2 Participants must observe the Deaflympics Regulations regarding advertisements on their uniforms and clothing worn in the competition area.

4.6 Draw
The draw for all events will be conducted under control of the Technical Committee and in accordance with the IIHF Rules and Regulations.

4.7 Competition Plan
The competition plan will be conducted in accordance with the IIHF Rules and Regulations.

4.8 Officials

4.8.1 Judge/Referee/Umpire
Allocation of the officials to conduct the events will be made by the Technical Committee. Wherever possible, officials will possess the IIHF international license valid for . However, officials with the highest level of national accreditation may be assigned.

4.8.2 Appointment
The Organising Committee will appoint and an appropriate number of officials to conduct each event.

4.9 Unforeseen Incidents
In the event of unforeseen incidents not covered by the rules and regulations, the Technical Committee will make a determination. In the absence of the Technical Committee, the ICSD Technical Director will make a determination.

5. VENUES

5.1 Competition Venue

The competitions will take place at:
VenueSport Event
Hockey Club ChiavennaIce Hockey

5.2 Training Venue

The training will take place at:
VenueSport Event
Hockey Club ChiavennaIce Hockey

6. SCHEDULES

6.1 Competition Schedule

EventDate - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
Game 114 Dec 2019 - 15:00  Hockey Club Chiavenna
Game 214 Dec 2019 - 19:00  Hockey Club Chiavenna
Game 315 Dec 2019 - 15:00  Hockey Club Chiavenna
Game 415 Dec 2019 - 19:00  Hockey Club Chiavenna
Game 517 Dec 2019 - 15:00  Hockey Club Chiavenna
Game 617 Dec 2019 - 19:00  Hockey Club Chiavenna
Game 718 Dec 2019 - 15:00  Hockey Club Chiavenna
Game 818 Dec 2019 - 19:00  Hockey Club Chiavenna
Game 920 Dec 2019 - 15:00  Hockey Club Chiavenna
Game 1020 Dec 2019 - 19:00  Hockey Club Chiavenna
Game 11 - Bronze21 Dec 2019 -   Hockey Club Chiavenna
Game 12 - Gold21 Dec 2019 -   Hockey Club Chiavenna

6.2 Training Schedule

EventDate - TimeMenWomenMixedVenue
Training11 Dec 2019 -   Hockey Club Chiavenna
Training12 Dec 2019 -   Hockey Club Chiavenna
Training13 Dec 2019 -   Hockey Club Chiavenna
Training16 Dec 2019 -   Hockey Club Chiavenna
Training19 Dec 2019 -   Hockey Club Chiavenna

6.3 Technical Meeting

6.3.1 Date and Location

The Technical meeting will take place at:
Date - TimeVenue
Technical Meeting I12 Dec 2019 - To be announced
Technical Meeting II19 Dec 2019 - To be announced

6.3.2 Attendance
Each participating NDSF may be represented by a maximum of two officials, of whom at least one must be deaf. The NDSF may also bring an interpreter if necessary.

7. CONTROL AND SANCTIONS

7.1 Hearing Devices
The use of any hearing aid(s)/amplification or cochlear implant is not allowed in the restricted zone area.

7.1.1 Restricted Zone Area
The restricted zone area is in effect at the moment the athlete enters the competition area during the warm-up and competition periods.

7.1.2 Violation and Penalty
When this rule is violated, refer to ICSD Audiogram Regulations 8: Violations and Penalties.

8. PROTESTS

8.1 Procedures for lodging a protest
All sport related protests will be resolved in accordance with the IIHF Rules and Regulations and will be adjudicated by the Protest Committee.

8.1.1 Any protest must be written in English on the Official Protest Form. The form and a deposit USD$100.00 must be given to the ICSD Technical Director within 30 minutes after the official public posting of results.

8.1.2 The ICSD Technical Director will decide whether the protest is sport-related or eligibility-related. The Protest Committee will review all sport-related protests, and the ICSD Representative will review all eligibility-related protests.

8.1.3 The deposit of USD$100.00 will be returned to the applicant only if the protest is considered valid.

8.2 Procedure for reviewing a protest
The Protest Committee will meet in the competition venue or a designated office at a time decided upon by the ICSD Technical Director.

8.2.1 The ICSD Technical Director will chair of the Protest Committee.

8.2.2 The Sport Liaison Officer (SLO) will be responsible for booking a meeting room and interpreters.

8.2.3 The SLO will contact and inform all members of the Protest Committee of the meeting time and location.

8.2.4 The ICSD Technical Director will be responsible for liaising with the State Sports Association's Competition Manager.

8.2.5 After adjudication, the ICSD Technical Director will forward the original Official Protest Form (along with the protest fee if the protest was denied) to the ICSD Secretariat. The SLO will forward a copy of the form to the Deaflympics Headquarters.

9. ADDENDUM

9.1 Under-Aged Player/Release and Indemnifying Agreement
All players ages 16 and 17 (born in 2002 or later) are required to fill out the Under-Aged Player/Release and Indemnifying Agreement forms before they can participate on ice for team practices and games

9.1.1 Signature agreements from player's parents/guardians, his Medical Doctor and 2 members of his Country Federation to allow him play in Deaflympics. This is to confirm and acceptance of any associated risk playing with players over 18 who may be stronger and more physically developed. Under-Aged Player/Release and Indemnifying Agreement - IIHF.com

Notice: this regulations are subject to change.