mouthpiece necessary if wearing cage?
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09-21-2012, 03:04 PM
Join Date: Aug 2006
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USA Hockey's official stance on mouthguards is that it protects your teeth and from biting your tongue - even in non-contact leagues.
However, they do ZERO for concussion prevention.
I wear a mouthguard when I wear a visor so I can protect my teeth. I don't wear when I wear my cage, but I honestly think I might start since you don't want to bite your tongue off...
Please, provide a link to USAH's official stance so we can all see it for ourselves. I have never seen this in the USAH website and would love to see you produce this info.
The mouth guard is a required piece of equipment for youth hockey in the United States, but is optional for college and junior players. A form-fit mouthguard not only protects the teeth, but may also prevent concussions and injuries to the temporomandibular joint.
Actually, I found this on the USAH site which contradicts what you stated. And here's a link to support it
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