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Communication Letter 2022-10

Communication Letter 2022-10

CL 2022-10 informs about a call for a replacement team to the U19 European Cup, the list of participants of the Men European Championships and sets a deadline for all member federations to nominate two official approvers of the International Team Certificates to the IISHF.

1.   IISHF U19 European Cup – call for replacement team

The Austrian team HC Mad Dogs Wiener Neustadt has according to the Austrian Federation confirmed on 18.06.2022 with very short notice less than 2 weeks before the event cancelled their participation in the IISHF U19 European Cup 2022 taking place on 01-03.07.2022 in Rossemaison, Switzerland.

There are no backup teams so we are left with just 9 teams rather than the planned 10 teams for this Title Event. If any NMA’s have teams meeting the requirements for participation willing to take part with short notice then please inform IISHF latest by Saturday 25.06.2022. In the case of more than one team interested the seletion will be done according to the IISHF ranking order for this age category.

2.   NMA ITC Approvers – feedback required

In the IISHF Communication Letter 2022-09 published on 03.06.2022 the IISHF Manager Simon Price made 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 (NMAs), acccording to §3.7 IISHF Regulations IISHF Presidium has set a deadline to 10.07.2022 to all NMAs to 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..

Failure to meet the given deadline will result in a fixed fine of 50 EUR per week of delay (also for not sending a copy to both listed email addresses).

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.

3.   Men European Championships – now with participation of 6 teams and renamed to the Open Men European Championships

India will also take part at the IISHF Men European Championships 2022 taking place in Duisburg, Germany on 3-6.11.2022. The event will now take place with 6 teams from Austria, Denmark. Germany, Great Britain, India and Switzerland. The event will now be called the Open Men European Championships.

The official IISHF Time Schedule as well as IISHF Tournament Rules will be published by IISHF until end of July.


On behalf of the IISHF Presidium

Erik Sommer (President)

Communication Letter 2022-10

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