IISHF announce rules on rollerfly specifications for goal tenders

July 28

The IISHF Technical Committee hereby grants the permission to use Rollerfly Hockey Goalie Slide Plates on goalkeepers’ leg guards according to rule 5.1.2 and 5.1.3 of the “Official Rule Book 2016/2017” under the following circumstances:

• The slide plates are manufactured by Rollerfly (http://rollerfly.com), are unaltered and are attached to the leg guards as required by the manufacturer. • The use of metal balls is allowed only on outdoor venues with a concrete, tarmac, paving stone or any other rough surface. On all other venues only plastic balls are permitted. • The slide plates must be securely fastened to prevent them from falling off during play. • The slide plates must be in reasonable condition. Missing or damaged balls must be replaced prior to using them on the pitch. Sharp edges must be covered with tape. Broken slide plates must not be used. • The slide plates must not increase the size of the leg guards significantly. Leg guards must still comply with rule 5.15.1 after applying the slide plates which especially means that the width of 30.5 cm must not be exceeded. • The slide plates must not pose any threat to the venue and/or to other players

Leg guards modified as described above are generally allowed to be used in all Inline-Skaterhockey games governed by the IISHF or any of its member associations. This permission may be withdrawn by the IISHF Technical Committee at any time.

As per rule 5.1.7 of the “Official Rule Book 2016/2017” a Technical Director, a kit check referee or a referee can disallow using a modified leg guard if the modification does not meet the requirements as stated above. Specification Type of equipment: Goalkeepers’ leg guards (rule 5.15 “Official Rule Book 2016/2017”)

Type of modification: Attached slide plates

Manufacturer: Rollerfly (http://rollerfly.com)