2018-2022 IIHF Rule Book Overview

The 2018-2022 IIHF Rule Book was published by the IIHF on 2 July 2018 (New Rule Book is here) which introduced a number of major and minor rule changes.  Prior to the publication of the new rule book, Referees-in-Chief from around the world came together at the 2018 IIHF Global Officiating Summit to familiarise themselves with the new rule book and discuss interpretations amongst their peers.

The 2018-2022 IIHF Rule Book will come into effect for the upcoming AWIHL and AJIHL seasons commencing around October 2018, and for other competitions commencing in the 2019 Australian Winter season.  To assist game officials, team officials, and players with the transition to the new rule book, a 2018-2022 New Rules Overview bulletin has been developed to outline the major and minor rule changes to the rule book.