Hockey Rules and Regulations

AIHA follows the rules and regulations set out by the International Ice Hockey Federation (“IIHF”).

Below is a summary of links to various regulations:

Regulations Link
2014 IIHF Rule Book  Click Here to download

New Disciplinary, Tribunal and Suspension Regulations:

Following a comprehensive review of the disciplinary process, in May 2012 the NZ Ice Hockey Federation has published new ‘Disciplinary, Tribunal and Suspension Regulations’. This is essential reading for all players, coaches and managers. Please click here to read this document.

2012 Requirements for Protective Headgear:

Safety for all AIHA members is paramount. To ensure that all players (particularly our senior club members) comply with the IIHF regulations relating to protective head gear Referee in Chief Braden O’Loughlin has summarised the requirements and a timetable for implementation. Please click here for details.

Scorebench Code of Conduct:

Click here for details on the scorebench ‘Code of Conduct”.

NZWIHL Event Manual:

The event manual for the NZ Womens National competition (starting in late 2014) is now available here.

Disciplinary Procedures:

Disciplinary, Tribunal and Suspension Regulations

Following a comprehensive review of the disciplinary process, in May 2012 the NZ Ice Hockey Federation has published new ‘Disciplinary, Tribunal and Suspension Regulaions’. This is essential reading for all players, coaches and managers. Please click here to read this document.

In addition there are also schedules for the number of weeks suspension for both Junior and Senior players:

Junior Suspension Schedule

Senior Suspension Schedule