Officiating Standard

Officiating Standards and Rules Emphasis

The 2022-2023 Rules Emphasis and Officiating Standards document contains information regarding officiating standards and rule interpretations from the IIHF Official Rule Book and their application to hockey in Australia.  The document also contains a summary on specific equipment rules and an overall penalty table summary.  This document should be used to assist with applying rules and understand how games are officiated.

These videos aim to provide officials, players, team officials, and fans, with detailed examples of how games will be officiated.

This video details the officiating standards for Men’s / Body Checking hockey.

This video details the officiating standards for Women’s / Non-Body Checking hockey.