Regelbuch DEL Saison 2023/24

Regel 65: Equipment

Regel 65.1: Equipment

The onus is on the Player to maintain their equipment and uniform in playing condition as set forth in these rules. Player’s equipment consists of sticks, skates, protective equipment, and uniforms.
Full equipment, including helmets, must also be worn properly during the pre-game warmup. A Referee can request a Player remove any personal accessories regarded as dangerous.

Regel 65.2: Minor Penalty

All protective equipment, except gloves, headgear 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.

Equipment must conform to safety standards and be used only to protect Skaters, not to enhance or improve playing ability or to cause injury to an opponent. Players violating this rule shall not be permitted to participate in the game until such equipment has been corrected or removed.
Play shall not be stopped, nor the game delayed by reasons of adjustments to clothing, equipment, skates or sticks. For an infringement of this rule, a Minor Penalty shall be assessed.

No delay shall be permitted for the repair or adjustment of Goalkeeper’s equipment. If adjustments are required, the Goalkeeper shall leave the ice and their place shall be taken by the substitute Goalkeeper immediately. For an infraction of this rule by a Goalkeeper, a Minor Penalty shall be imposed.

Illegal equipment, equipment that does not conform to IIHF standards, and equipment deemed unacceptable for game action are all classified as dangerous equipment and Players wearing such equipment are subject to penalties.