1. IISHF member countries that are suspended for participating in tournaments 2012
Poland has been suspended since last year and as long as their outstanding payments have not been completely paid, no team of Poland shall be allowed to take part at any international (A and/or B) event.
Canada, Poland and Pakistan has not yet paid their membership fees for 2012 and in case of non-payment within the next 30 days they will be suspended and no team from those countries shall be allowed to take part at any international (A and/or B) event.
2. Request for special permit for German player for the U13 European Cup
The Youth Team of HC Köln-West Rheinos is qualified to participate at the U16 European Cup 2012. The German Federation has received an application from the German club about the use of a specific player. The player is named Marcel Baer, born 16.06.1994. Because of a nephropathy disease the boy is much smaller than other children of his age and the German national association (ISHD) gave him a special permit to participate in last year Youth-Championships in Germany. The German Federation has provided IISHF with sufficient documentation including a detailed report of the doctor and some photos showing him and other player of his team. For him it is his lifetime dream to play this event and the German Federation hope it is possible to allow him to participate. They mentioned that it is the same situation like the pee-wee-player Marcel Schönke-Bienefeld from Kaarst and so they hope we may manage it in the same way.
The IISHF Presidium is favor of providing a special permit for the German player to participate in the U16 European Cup but we need to have the acceptance from the NMA?s before we can grant the special permission. So if any NMA?s will not accept the special permission to be given then please inform us within 2 weeks. Deadline Sunday May 13, 2012.
On behalf of the IISHF Presidium