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Communication Letter 2022-20

Communication Letter 2022-20

CL 2022-20 provides important information about all IISHF Title Events in 2023. All teams must confirm their participation until 15.12.2022. 

1.   IISHF European Cups 2023

As published in the IISHF Communication Letter 2022-16 on 19. October 2022 the announcement of the IISHF Title Events for 2023 will take place latest on 15. November 2022. We will in this IISHF Communication Letter announce the hosting and non hosting for all the IISHF European Cups 2023.

2.   IISHF European Championships 2023

For the IISHF Men and U19 European Championships we are currently clarifying the final details. The final information about the two IISHF European Championships will follow until 1. December 2022.

3.   IISHF U13 European Cup 2023

The IISHF Presidium has decided that SHC Givisiez (Switzerland) will host the IISHF U13 European Cup 2023. The event will take place on 28-30. April 2023 in Givisez (Switerland) with 10 teams as sanctioned by the IISHF Presidium.

4.   IISHF U16 European Cup 2023

The IISHF Presidium has decided that SHC Rossemaison (Switzerland) will host the IISHF U16 European Cup 2023. The event will take place on 18-20. August 2023 in Rossemaison (Switerland) with 8 teams as sanctioned by the IISHF Presidium.

5.   No IISHF U19 European Cup 2023

There were no applications for the IISHF U19 European Cip within the deadline on 31. October 2022 so the IISHF Presidium has decided that there will be no IISHF U19 European Cup 2023. We hope that this great IISHF Title Event will return again in 2024.

6.   IISHF Women European Cup 2023

The IISHF Presidium has decided that SHC Rossemaison (Switzerland) will host the IISHF Women European Cup 2023. The event will take place on 19-21.05 May 2023 in Rossemaison (Switerland) with 8 teams as sanctioned by the IISHF Presidium.

7.   IISHF Men Challenge Cup 2023

The IISHF Presidium has decided that SHC Rolling Aventicum (Switzerland) will host the IISHF Men Challenge Cup 2023. The event will take place on 16-18. June 2023 in Avenches (Switerland) with 8 teams as sanctioned by the IISHF Presidium.

8.   IISHF Men European Cup 2023

The IISHF Presidium has decided that Crash Eagles Kaarst (Germany) will host the IISHF Men European Cup 2023. The event will take place on 23-25. June 2023 in Kaarst (Germany) with 10 teams as sanctioned by the IISHF Presidium.

9.   No IISHF Veterans European Cup 2023

There were no applications for the IISHF Veterans European Cip within the deadline on 31. October 2022 so the IISHF Presidium has decided that there will be no IISHF Veterans European Cup 2023. We hope that this great IISHF Title Event will return again in 2024.

10.   No IISHF Masters European Cup 2023

There were no applications for the IISHF Masters European Cip within the deadline on 31. October 2022 so the IISHF Presidium has decided that there will be no IISHF Masters European Cup 2023. We hope that this new IISHF Title Event will be possible in 2024.

11.   Deadline for NMA team feedback 2022

According to IISHF Regulations §18.1 each National Member Association must inform the IISHF

latest on the 15.12.2022 of each year (official deadline according to article 3.7 IISHF Regulations)

  1. for Teams in the age category of U19, U16, U13 the Team names, contact person, full team list (including gender, licence number and birth year and contact address (e-mail) of the
    • National Champion
    • National Vice Champion (as possible Back-Up)
    • Third Place Team (as possible Back-Up)
    • Fourth Place Team (as possible Back-Up)
    • Fifth Place Team (as possible Back-Up)
    • Any Host with Wild Card
  2. for Men and Women Teams the Team names, contact person and contact address (email) of the:
    • National Champion
    • National Vice Champion (as possible Back-Up)
    • Third Place Team (as possible Back-Up)
    • Fourth Place Team (as possible Back-Up)
    • Fifth Place Team (as possible Back-Up)
    • the five eligible teams for the Men Challenge Cup
    • Defending European Cup Title Holder (only Men European Cup, Women European Cup and Veterans European Cup)
    • Any Host with Wild Card
  3. for the National Teams names, contact person and contact address (e-mail) of each national

National Member Associations not giving information according to article 18.1 a) and/or article

18.1 b) and/or article 18.1. c) IISHF Regulations until the deadline 15.12.2022 will get a fine according to article 3.7 IISHF Regulations and also lose their right to take part with teams at the relevant European Cup.

12.   Deadline to confirm participation in IISHF European Cups 2023

Regarding the IISHF European Cups (Club Teams) according to articles 18.1 and 18.3 of the IISHF Regulations all Teams must confirm within three (3) weeks upon request by IISHF Communication Letter if they will officially take part. Each confirmation must be given and signed by the relevant National Member Association on the “IISHF Title Event Confirmation Sheet” provided by the IISHF – please find it attached to this Communication Letter. National Member Associations not returning the “IISHF Title Event Confirmation Sheet” or not giving the requested feedback within the 3-weeks deadline will get a fine for each missing team feedback according to article 3.7 IISHF Regulations and the relevant team also loses their right to take part at this European Cup.

The need for feedback also apply for all National Vice Champions 2022, Defending Champions, Wild Card Teams, Host Teams and Backup Teams (a total of minimum 5 teams if fewer teams please report - that there is no extra team) who might qualify for 2023. Please ensure that the information about the participation 2023 of all your Club Teams will be given to IISHF (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The normal 3 weeks deadline has been extended by the IISHF Presidium to 15.12.2022.

Deadline for reply is then 15th December 2022 (3 weeks extended). In the event of a National Champion declining the place, the place will in the first instance be offered to that National Member Associations Vice Champion if they do not already have a place.

Attached please find the ranking order for the following IISHF Title Events:

  • Men European Cup
  • Men Challenge Cup
  • Women European Cup
  • Veterans European Cup (this Title Event will not take place in 2023)
  • Masters European Cup (this Title Event will not take place in 2023)
  • U19 European Cup (this Title Event will not take place in 2023)
  • U16 European Cup
  • U13 European Cup

Please inform your relevant teams immediately about the ranking.

On behalf of the IISHF Presidium

Erik Sommer (President)


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IISHF Title Events 2023 Confirmation Sheet
IISHF Title Events Seeding Ranking 2023

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