Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles that you refuse to change.
Cambridge Dictionary
The IIHF is fully committed to protecting ice hockey, its players, coaches, officials and fans against any form of cheating or abuse. In addition, it is the IIHF’s top priority to strengthen the ethics in the sport and to tackle any ethical misconduct. 

The IIHF is constantly and diligently implementing structures and creating rules to enhance and promote integrity in the sport of ice hockey. All IIHF integrity rules and programs are contained within the IIHF Integrity Hub.

IIHF Integrity consists of 4 pillars:  
  1. Anti-Doping:
    The IIHF’s aim is to protect clean players by keeping ice hockey free of doping.
  2. Competition Manipulation:
    The IIHF’s goal is to protect the exciting and unpredictable character of ice hockey games by preventing players, coaches or officials from cheating.
  3. Abuse & Harassment:
    The IIHF’s priority is to protect children and adults in ice hockey from harm by providing a safe space in which they can perform their sport.
  4. Ethics:
    The IIHF’s objective is to encourage ethical conduct in ice hockey by discouraging ethical misconduct. 
The relevant rules for each of the Integrity pillars can be found in the IIHF Integrity Book.
You play a pivotal role in IIHF’s commitment to strengthen integrity in ice hockey. Namely, by reporting to the IIHF any incident that goes against one of the IIHF Integrity pillars, you provide tremendous support to the IIHF Integrity program.

Should you wish to report anything to the IIHF, please consult the reporting page. 

IIHF Integrity Education

Each season, the IIHF conducts IIHF Integrity Workshops during at least 10 IIHF World Championships. The respective IIHF World Championships where the IIHF will hold its Integrity Workshops are chosen based on a Risk Assessment at the beginning of each season. If COVID-19 restrictions permit, the IIHF will hold Integrity Workshops at the following championships during the 2020/2021 Season:
  1. IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship;
  2. IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division I Group A;
  3. IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division I Group B;
  4. IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group A;
  5. IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship Division II Group B;
  6. IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship;
  7. IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group A;
  8. IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship Division I Group B;
  9. IIHF Ice Hockey World Junior Championship; and
  10. IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group B.
In addition, the IIHF provides multiple Integrity education session each year during the following IIHF events:
  1. IIHF Development, High Performance and Goalkeeper camps.
  2. IIHF Coaching Symposia.
  3. IIHF Referee and Linesmen Meetings / Symposia.
Integrity Workshop Lillehammer 2016
The IIHF and IOC educated the ice hockey participants of the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer.
14 AUG 2020
The IIHF strongly encourages all of its Members, leagues and clubs to provide as much Integrity education as possible, and as such, is ready to support any Member, league or club with information about/assistance with Integrity education. If a Member, league or club wishes to receive further information about/assistance with Integrity education, please contact the IIHF at