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Communication Letter  2022-09

Communication Letter 2022-09

CL 2022-09 informs about a final deadline to register for the Men European Championship and requests all member federations to confirm two official approvers of the International Team Certificates.

 1.   NMA – ITC Approvers

The IISHF Manager Simon Price has the following request.

 As you have seen during season 2021 and 2022 we are moving to a more digital solution for how we run events. We are currently in the process of renewing our International Team Certificate approval process and looking to move away from an Excel based system to a more streamlined process where your teams will acquire instant feedback on the validity of a submitted ITC via the web.

The envisaged benefits of this system will be:

  • Fail faster approach
    • This means that if there are duplicated, malformed, or missing data the team will be notified immediately and it not have to go through you, or to the IISHF to be returned increasing the time to approve a document
  • Less emails being sent between Team, National Member Association and IISHF
  • Quicker response times on approval
  • Upon approval the relevant groups or people will be emailed with the approval, with any and all supporting documents
    • Letters of Guest approval
    • Approved ITC
    • Any other required supporting documentation
  • Consistent approach to checking information
    • A custom rules engine is being designed to take all relevant IISHF Rules and Regulations to make the determinations based on the information supplied in the

However, over the years we have taken on face value that the person(s) we have received the document(s) from have been the necessary and appointed person within the National Member Association. IISHF Regulation 20.9 states subsection c “The parent National Member Association must check all the details and will, if satisfied, give its approval and will send the ITC to the IISHF lately two (2) weeks prior to the event”.

Therefore, given recent changes in some National Member Association’s, I would be grateful if you could supply the names and email addresses of up to two people within your National Member Association who will be appointed to be an official approver of an International Team Certificate. This information should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with a copy to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IISHF ITC Manager Simon Price at phone +44 7471 931 1170 or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2.   Men European Championships – final deadine for participation

The official confirmation deadline for participation at the IISHF Men European Championships 2022 taking place in Duisburg, Germany on 3-6.11.2022 was 15.02.2022. According to IISHF Regulations

the IISHF Presidium can accept a confirmation after this deadline (incl. an additional fee in accordance to article 9.1 IISHF Regulations starting after expiry of the 3-weeks deadline), but after

15.02 acceptance by IISHF Presidium can only be given with approval of host.

IISHF has accordingly discussed and negotiated with the hosting club Duisburg Ducks and as known their final deadline for fixture of the final participation list was extended to 31.05.2022. On request of the German Federation (ISHD) Duisburg Ducks now kindly has extended the deadline at latest to 15.06.2022. This will then be the final deadline.

IISHF hereby remind as precaution all relevant NMAs to pay attention to the latest deadline 15.06.2022 in case of retroactive application to the IISHF Men European Championships 2022. Please also note that in case of retroactive application article 9.1 IISHF Regulations shall apply.


On behalf of the IISHF Presidium

Erik Sommer (President)

IISHF Communication Letter 2022-09

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