This summer the IIHF published their new rule book for the four-year cycle 2018-2022. Last month we published a guidance note on the new rules to help players, coaches and spectators understand the changes.

Now Ice Hockey UK in conjunction with the English and Scottish associations has produced its in-house rules document for the new season.

Whilst the majority of rules contained in the IIHF Official Rule Book will be enforced, due to the facilities and the nature of the game in the EIHA and SIH, there are specific rules which will be applied in part or have been altered in this document to fit our environment.

Officials and players are required to read the in-house rules as the over-riding interpretation of the IIHF Rule Book and as a guide of how the IIHF rules will be used and applied in England and Scotland. The document is intended to be read alongside the IIHF rulebook and is not intended to be a standalone document.

Copies of both the IIHF and IHUK in-house rules are available to download from the website. Everyone involved in the game at whatever level is encouraged to read the IIHF and IHUK documents ahead of the new season.

IIHF 2018-2022 rulebook: click here

IHUK 2018-2019 in-house rules: click here