Thursday April 26, 2018

The Elite Ice Hockey League has implemented the Department of Player Safety for the upcoming season on a trial basis.

It will monitor plays in all games and flag plays that warrant review and potential discipline.

The Department of Player Safety and the Elite League will take all steps necessary to ensure a consistent standard of rule enforcement and application of discipline throughout the season.

The main aim of the Department of Player Safety is to look after the players' safety whilst participating in all Elite Ice Hockey League games.

To help players with the consistency of what hits are illegal or not, teams will be advised - by video when appropriate - what hits are hard but clean and therefore legal, as well as videos showing hits that are deemed illegal for any number of infractions.

If a play warrants a suspension, the Department of Player Safety will aim to release a video that addresses the play at fault, addresses why the play was deemed illegal and then explain in detail why the play went wrong.

The Department of Player Safety will announce how many games a player will be suspended for and explain why the decision was taken.


Cardiff Devils Cardiff 56 85
Manchester Manchester 56 75
Sheffield Steelers Sheffield 56 71
Nottingham Panthers Nottingham 56 71
Belfast Giants Belfast 56 70
Guilford Flames Guildford 56 69
Fife Flyers Fife 56 68
Coventry Blaze Coventry 56 55
Braehead Clan Braehead 56 54
Dundee Stars Dundee 56 48
MK Lightning MK 56 42
Edinburgh Capitals Edinburgh 56 11
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The Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) is a professional ice hockey league in the United Kingdom formed in 2003. The league currently consists of 12 teams, with Braehead (SCO), Belfast (NIR), Cardiff (WAL), Coventry (ENG), Dundee (SCO), Edinburgh (SCO), Fife (SCO), Guildford (ENG), Manchester (ENG), Milton Keynes (ENG), Nottingham (ENG) and Sheffield (ENG).

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