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06-13-2006, 12:06 AM
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EazyB97
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Originally Posted by Laus723
, no cages.


Friend's son was 5 or 6 when he started playing hockey. He tripped trying to make a turn and the cage busted his nose. Kinda funny the thing that was supposed to protect him helped injure him.
Sounds like your friend didn't get his son properly fit, or pieced together the helmet wrong.

The rule might be in for fighting, or even general contact. If I hit someone with no facial protection and I'm wearing a cage, the wires will likely drive into him. A slight slippage and all of a sudden he's cut open. I still think the "mandatory half visor" rule debate is stupid. If you want to protect the players, cages/full visors are the way to go.

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