2007-11-21 00:25:26 - IISHF - Title Events 
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Age Groups which can participate in European Cups and European Championships
EUROPEAN CUPS
The European Cups are for club teams (and not for national teams). In the European Cup 2008 the club teams of the season 2007 can play. Please pay attention to the specific rules about using players from the first mentioned year. Please note rule §18.4 and §4.1.7 about correct age groups.
Juniors: 1989*, 1990-1992 and 1993-1995.
Youth: 1992*, 1993-1995 and 1996-1998.
PeeWee: 1995*, 1996-1998 and 1999.
Please note that for years marked with "*" players are valid only in §18.4 related cases. A player of the oldest year of each age group can only play in an European Cup 2008 if he was this year (2007) member of this team.

European Championships
In the Junior European Championships national teams take part.
In Junior European Championships 2008 the age limits are 1990-1992 and 1993-1995.
In Men and Women European Championship 2008 players from 1989 and older and 1990-1992 can be used.

IISHF Rules of the Game (Edition 2007) states the following:
4.1.1 MEN/WOMEN
A Player who on completion of the current calendar year is 19 years of age or over.

4.1.2 OLD BOYS (MEN)
A Player who on completion of the current calendar year is 32 years of age or over.

4.1.3 JUNIOR
UPPER LIMIT: A Player who on completion of the current calendar year is 18 years of age.
LOWER LIMIT: A Player who on completion of the current calendar year is 16 years of age.

4.1.4 YOUTH
UPPER LIMIT: A Player who on completion of the current calendar year is 15 years of age.
LOWER LIMIT: A Player who on completion of the current calendar year is 13 years of age

4.1.5 PEE WEE
UPPER LIMIT: A Player who on completion of the current calendar year is 12 years of age.
LOWER LIMIT: A Player who on completion of the current calendar year is 10 years of age

4.1.6 MINNOW
UPPER LIMIT: A Player who on completion of the current calendar year is 9 years of age

4.1.7 All Players in the Junior, Youth, Pee Wee and Minnow age groups are allowed to play into the next higher age group.
For Tournaments, Players who are playing up into a higher age group are not permitted to play for both Teams on the same day and must play in the Team of their correct age group. PENALTY: The score will stay the same but the offending team will be subject to penalties under the Disciplinary Regulations of the National Member Association or IISHF Disciplinary Regulations for International Games, Tournaments and events.

4.1.8 Girls/Women are allowed to play in a Men's Team of their own age group. If a woman is playing in a Men's Team and a Women's Team and there is an overlapping of Games, she must play in the Women's Team.
PENALTY: The score will stay the same but the offending team will be subject to penalties under the Disciplinary Regulations of the National Member Association or IISHF Disciplinary Regulations for International Games, Tournaments and events.

4.1.9 Exceptions to rules 4.1.1 to 4.1.8 can only be made after approval by IISHF for International Matches and by the National Member Association for other Matches.

IISHF Regulations (Edition 2007) states the following:
18.4. If the competition for a European Cup is held in the following year, participating teams may play any player who was part of the team in the previous year even if he/she is too old. The player must have been part of the previous year's squad and must still be registered with the same club; if the player has changed clubs in the new season then he cannot play.

 By Sommer Erik

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