Player Safety - having the right equipment!, News (Point Edward Minor Athletic Association)

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Oct 17, 2021 | Rob Shortreed | 271 views
Player Safety - having the right equipment!
We are very pleased with everyone’s patience with the COVID-19 rules, passports, arena plans and other safety measures.
Thank you Awesome Job!!
We have a couple little clean up items, that are safety related. Please ensure that your Blackhawk player is aware of all the safety items required to play hockey.

We recently had a case where the training staff handed our five mouth guards to players, not to be out done the visiting team who asked us for three mouth guards for their players. Ask Bobby Hull for a smile.

Secondly once you have the mouth guard, there is an expectation to wear it correctly, one of the teams was given a bench warning (we got one as well) about the proper use of mouth guards. improper use or not having a mouth guard can carry a 10 minute minor infraction (that's a lot of ice time to miss). Please make sure your player has their mouth guard in the right way.

Third item is regarding "neck guards". Again make sure before you leave the house to check your bag, it is a requirement, it would be a shame to get to a game and have to sit on the bench because you or your player forgot a piece of equipment. 

Here is a link to a check list for equipment. Maybe print one off and keep in the hockey bag for reference!
Equipment check list

Thanks and We’ll see you at the rink!!