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11-20-2005, 11:26 AM
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badfish
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here in canada its mandatory for face cages under the age of 18 i believe, so its all i've ever played with. on the public rinks, although, i don't wear a helmate at all cause its just for pickup hockey. i've never had a visibility problem or whatever, you just learn to ignore it. i've gotten plenty of pucks and sticks, maybe even a skate or two in the cage as well. one time while playing street hockey i got a stick in the mouth, which sent me to the hospital for about 6 hours or so. i could only eat soft pasta and soft ice cream for about a month, and i had the nuicense of continuesly having to sanatize it. my lip swelled out to look like i was a duck, and i was fortunate to not loose any teeth. that was just street hockey too, so in ice hockey everything is amplified. i'd fully recomend having a face mask if your concearned about getting hurt, having to adjust to any vision or whatever is a small price to pay for going home with all your teeth.

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