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REPORT: Hockey Canada Makes Another Controversial Decision

Published September 2, 2023 at 1:59 PM
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Hockey Canada has made a decision that's causing quite a stir among the public. They've recently announced a new rule for their Junior A hockey leagues in Canada. Starting soon, all new players must wear full-face helmets.

Full-Face Shields Required by 2025



It was recently announced that there is a a new rule for their Junior A hockey leagues in Canada. Starting soon, all new players must wear full-face helmets.




A new rule change in Junior A hockey will see all players wearing full-face shields by 2025.

This change will be in effect by 2025, and it means that every Junior A hockey player must wear either a full-face bubble helmet or a cage helmet. Each option has its pros and cons.

The bubble helmet covers the entire face, providing players with a clear view of the ice. However, it tends to fog up quickly, which can be a problem during games.

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The Benefit of Full Face Visors



While it upsets many players as it affects their vision, a full cage offers two main safety precautions. First off, these helmets prevent a puck or stick from injuring a player's face. The players' eyes will be completely protected which is to the benefit of many as eye injuries are notorious for derailing careers and affecting lives after the fact.

The second main precaution is that this will further detour from fights. You can't really punch a player in the face if there is a bubble or a cage protecting him. However, this does not mean that all fights will be prevented as goalies have found plenty of ways to fight despite more equipment and more protective masks.

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