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Communication Letter 2022-05
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Communication Letter 2022-05

The 5th CL in 2022 is out containing important information on the IISHF Annual General Meeting held 26.-27.02.2022 as well as the 8 Title Events in 2022!

1. Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2022 and Working Meeting 2022

As attachment you will get the following documents:

  • Minutes of the IISHF Working Meeting (WM) 2022
  • Minutes of the IISHF Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2022

Please take note that according to article 11.17 IISHF Constitution any objections to the minutes must be send in writing to the IISHF within two weeks of receipt.

2. Reports and Presentations from the Meeting

As attachment you will get the following reports and presentations which you have not received with previous IISHF Communication Letters:

  • IISHF Technical Committee AGM 2022

3. New IISHF Documents 2022

As attachment you will get the official version of the following IISHF documents:

  • IISHF Regulations 2022
  • IISHF Regulations 2022 with marked changes
  • IISHF Offical Rule Book 2022/2023

4. Members of Technical Committee 2022

The current members of the IISHF Technical Committee as presented at the AGM 2022 are as follows:

Tamas Vaczi

Austria

Member

Claes Fréder

Denmark

Member + Vice Chairman

Will Osborne

Great Britain

Member

Stefan Gehrig

Germany

Member + Chairman

Igor Kolesov

Russia

Member (Suspended until further notice)

Marco Eicher

Switzerland

Member

Vladyslav Melnychuk

Ukraine

Member

5. Concern about NMA statements after the AGM 2022

The IISHF Presidium strongly condems any form of negative and/or aggressive communication by its NMA directed against any other member of the international skater hockey community, be it during a meeting, a broadcast, a website or social media site. We demand a respectful communication within our community based on facts and that all its members respect positions on issues other than their own.

Furthermore, the IISHF Presidium will not tolerate any communication deliberately damaging the reputation of our beloved sport, the IISHF, its NMAs, etc. The communication by our Austria

Federation, ISHA on its Facebook page from 14.03.2022 that IISHF and its Members voted against a clean sport, and that the German Federation ISHD does not see any added value in IISHF signing the WADA Code does not represent the facts and is entirely incorrect.

The facts are the following:

  • As per 7.6 IISHF Constitution and §8.29.1 - §8.29.3 Official IISHF Rule Book and §27.1 – §27.3 IISHF Regulations the IISHF and its members committed themselves to an active battle against the use of any illegal substances, known as doping, as per the valid World Anti- Doping Code.
  • At the AGM the IISHF Development Officer, Maciej Postek, held a presentation in favour of IISHF becoming an official signatory of the WADA Anti-Doping Code.
  • The presentation held had been published with the CL 2022-03 on the website of the IISHF 2 weeks prior to the AGM and is available for the wider public. It does not contain all organizational and financial effects for all NMA should the IISHF sign the WADA Code, nor was proposal on how to finance the signing of the WADA Code provided.
  • At the AGM no decision was taken, e.g. neither was it decided that the WADA Code be signed, nor that it will not be signed in the Instead all NMAs exchanged on issues that may arise with its signing for them and the IISHF, e.g. financial and organizational aspects.

6. IISHF Working Groups 2022 to be established

At the AGM 2022 a number of topics were discussed including the creation of working groups for selected issues. As no decisions were officially taken at the AGM, the IISHF Presidium has decided in its meeting on 16.03.2022 to initiate the establishment of the following work groups (under the condition that sufficient and related member countries will join the Working group):

  • Female Skaterhockey Development (reference point 5 IISHF Working Meeting AGM 2022).
  • Infrastructure Guideline on skater hockey rinks (initiative from IISHF Vice President Poddubny).

The working groups will be reporting to the IISHF Presidium. All interested persons from clubs and NMAs are requested to contact IISHF at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.no later than 13.04.2022.

A working group for Sponsorship Regulations (reference point 9.2 IISHF Working Meeting AGM 2022) need not be created as the 2020 Work Group on Media & Livestreaming Development has already drafted a version. The IISHF Presidium will sent out this proposal to all NMAs within the next days for final commenting to be done until 31.05.2022. Thereafter the IISHF Presidium will enact the Sponsorship Regulations in accordance with § 29.4 of the IISHF Regulations.

7. Updated IISHF Title Events 2022 participating list

Attached please find updated IISHF Title Events 2022 participating list after the deadline 23.03.2022 which was given in the IISHF Communication Letter 2022-04 published on 09.03.2022.

8. IISHF U13 European Cup 2022

The IISHF U13 European Cup taking place on 27-29.05.2022 in Krefeld (Germany) will take place with 10 teams as planned. In addition to the suspension of the Russian team Strela as published in IISHF Communication Letter 2022-04 there has also been a cancellation of participation from the team Zoran Falcons from Israel. The two backup teams selected for this event are SHC Rossemaison from Switzerland and Bissendorfer Panther from Germany.

9. IISHF Men Challenge Cup 2022

The IISHF Men Challenge Cup taking place on 10-12.06.2022 in Essen (Germany) will take place with 10 teams as originally planned. In addition to the suspension of the Russian team Strela as published in IISHF Communication Letter 2022-04 there has also been a cancellation of participation from the team Telbin Riders from Ukraine due to the ongoing war with the Russian invasion.

10. IISHF U16 European Cup 2022

The IISHF U16 European Cup taking place on 17-19.06.2022 in Kaarst (Germany) will take place with 10 teams as planned. In addition to the suspension of the Russian team Leader 1420 Moscow as published in IISHF Communication Letter 2022-04 there has also been a cancellation of participation from the team Zoran Falcons from Israel. The two backup teams selected for this event are Commanders Velbert from Germany and IHC Wolfurt Walkers from Austria.

11. Deadline for all Teams participating in European Cups 2022

We hereby officially announce that according to point § 12.1 IISHF Constitution the IISHF Presidium has imposed an official deadline for all Teams participating in European Cups 2022 to send the following material. Deadline is reduced to 5 weeks due to the suspension of Russia and the search for replacement teams rather than the regular 8 weeks before each event.

  • 15.1.e.9 IISHF Regulations states the following:

The Team Manager must latest five (previously eight) weeks before the first day of the Event provide full team information

  • An actual team photo (minimum 920 x 1.080 pixel)
  • Victories/successes of the last 10 years for the relevant team (age group) in English
  • Players List with names and shirt numbers of all players taking part in English.
  • Team logo (minimum 920 x 1.080 pixel).

The complete team information has to be sent by e-mail to the hosting club (use the contact information given on www.iishf.com with a copy (!!) to the IISHF Office (mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Failure will result in fixed fines (50 EUR per week of delay) also for not sending a copy to IISHF.

Deadlines fixed for the following European Cups 2022:

  • Until 15.04.2022 for Women European Cup 2022 in Gentofte (Denmark).
  • Until 22.04.2022 for U13 European Cup 2022 in Krefeld (Germany).
  • Until 06.05.2022 for Men Challenge Cup 2022 in Essen (Germany).
  • Until 13.05.2022 for U16 European Cup 2022 in Kaarst (Germany).
  • Until 27.05.2022 for U19 European Cup 2022 in Rossemaison (Switzerland).
  • Until 14.07.2022 for Men European Cup 2022 in Rossemaison (Switzerland).

Please transfer this information a.s.a.p. to your teams participating. In case of any questions to accommodation and organisation, the teams shall please contact the relevant Event Directors as mentioned in the Tournament Rules.

Please also pay attention that each National Member Association has to send not later than two weeks before each IISHF Title Event the completed and approved International Team Certificate (ITC) of all its teams to the IISHF ITC Manager (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The ITC 2022 version has to be used when it will be made available on www.iishf.com and in an IISHF Communication Letter.

The Time Schedules and Tournament Rules will be sent out with a following IISHF Communication Letter.

12. IISHF Title Event – additional team information requested

As communicated previously the IISHF will use its new website and tournament management tool for the Title Events 2022. In consequence each participating team is requested to submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.the following information as soon as possible but not later than 2 weeks before the start of the Title Event.

  • Two main team colours in hex code format (see pdf attached and also (https://www.color-hex.com) as main color (color 1) and secondary color (color 2).
  • Links to your website and all your social media pages
  • Team Sponsor logos and short text (please name the files with the names of the sponsor)
  • If available, player photo (only head) for all players as on the ITC (please name the files with the names of the players).

This information will proof very useful for the IISHF tournament website as well as the tournament management system, in particular for the time keepers / official scores.

13. COVID 19 information for Title Events 2022

As agreed on the AGM 2022 please get attached the current COVID 19 information of current status from the countries hosting a title event 2022. Please be aware that due to domestic modifications the regulations have be updated from time to time.

14. NMA reporting

As agreed at the AGM 2022 the IISHF shall provide the current (latest) NMA reporting from each NMA to all IISHF member countries – this will be done with a separate email within the next days.

On behalf of the IISHF Presidium

Erik Sommer (President)


IISHF Communication_2022_05

IISHF_COVID_updated_2022_03_15

2022-2023 Official Rule Book

2022 IISHF Technical Committee AGM

2022_AGM_Minutes_final

2022_Regulations_Final

2022_Regulations_Final_with_changes

2022_WM_Minutes_final

Colour Hex Codes

IISHF Title Events 2022 updated