Regelbuch DEL Saison 2022/23

Regel 12: Illegal Equipment

Regel 12.1: Illegal Equipment

All protective equipment, except gloves, headgear, mouthguards, neck-/throat protection and Goalkeepers’ leg guards must be worn under the uniform. For violation of this rule, after warning by the Referee, a Minor Penalty shall be imposed.
Players violating this rule shall not be permitted to participate in the game until such equipment has been corrected or removed. If the Player refuses, they shall be assessed a Minor Penalty for “Delay of Game” and if they return to the ice without making the change, they shall be issued a Misconduct Penalty. Should this happen a third time, the Player shall be issued a Game Misconduct Penalty.
Rule 63 – Delaying the Game

Regel 12.2: Gloves

A glove from which all or part of the palm has been removed or cut to permit the use of the bare hand shall be considered illegal equipment and if any Player wears such a glove in play, a Minor Penalty shall be imposed on them. A complaint by the opposing team may only be made before 55:00 game time and is not possible any later in the game including overtime and shootout.
When a complaint is made under this rule, and such complaint is not sustained, a Bench-minor Penalty shall be imposed against the complaining Team for delaying the game.

Regel 12.3: Elbow Pads

All elbow pads which do not have a soft protective outer covering of sponge rubber or similar material at least 1.3 cm thick shall be considered dangerous equipment.

Regel 12.4: Fair Play

These equipment regulations (Section 3) are written in the spirit of “Fair Play”. If at any time the League feels that this spirit is being abused, the offending equipment will be deemed ineligible for play until a hearing has ruled on its eligibility.

Regel 12.5: Inspections by the League