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03-29-2012, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by dwreckm View Post
Just curious if anyone plays without using Chest/Shoulder pads. I've noticed there's several who do among the guys I play with. I've considered playing without mine a few times, just for being less confined, plus making my jersey easier to put on.

My only hesitation is a guy I went to high school with who played on a college team was hit by a puck in his chest and it stopped his heart, and I'd like to avoid that.
Depends what you are playing. I don't wear them when I am playing shinny with a good group of guys that have played the game at a decent level. I find they know not to fire shots high or play physical, but when I don't know who I'm playing with in shinny, always wear it. Lots of idiots and careless people.

Obviously junior or senior you are regulated to wear them.

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