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Breaking: IIHF Implements Major Rule for Player Safety

Published December 2, 2023 at 10:27
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After several months of deliberation, the IIHF has made a pivotal decision regarding player safety.

IIHF Enforces Mandatory Use of Neck Guards in World Junior and U-18 Championships



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As reported by Darren Dreger on X, the International Ice Hockey Federation has implemented a new rule requiring neck guards for players in the World Junior Championship and U-18 competition.


Dreger also noted that a similar ruling for the World Championship is still under consideration.

"The @IIHFHockey has agreed to make neck protection mandatory for the World Junior Hockey championship and the Men's U18 championship. A final decision still has to be made on the Men's and Women's World Hockey Championships."


This development represents a significant stride in the advancement of hockey safety.

Further details will be shared as they emerge.

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