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11-15-2007, 11:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Dangler87 View Post
I am puzzled by the fact that the majority of kids (usually 10-up) and teenagers don't use neck guards anymore. If anything, I think that they should use neck guards as they get older, because the hockey and style of play gets much more fast and physical. Any type of injury can happen out on the ice, and for me, I really think that it is important for neck guards to go back into being used more, because it's much safer, and reduces the risks of neck injuries or death.
I agree with droller and Stripes, all players here wear them. They don't neccesarily wear the thick foamy ones that are a seperate piece of equipment, though - lots of guys are wearing the type that are part of their undershirt (our boys wear ones made by ITech and Jock Plus) and they look kind of like a turtleneck so you can't tell they have a neck guard at all. These are made with Kevlar, so offer excellent protection from being slashed by a blade, which is the purpose of the neck guard in the first place.

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