Shield, Cage, or Mask... Which is Best?
With the recent increase in COVID cases in the county and the state, we have been getting some questions about cages, shields, and masks on the ice. USA Hockey has put together the above helpful information.
In summary, it is all a matter of personal choice at this time. There are many different options currently available. We do have players (from our Fundamentals level and up) that wear masks on the ice and at games and are comfortable doing so. We encourage other players to do the same, if they feel comfortable doing so.
However, as a reminder, it is still required for players to come to practices and games wearing a mask. Masks are required in Locker Rooms and in the facilities (Brooklyn and Garfield) until helmets are put on. As soon as helmets come off, masks MUST go back on.
Coaches are strongly encouraged to wear masks on the ice (and it is required at Garfield). Masks are also required at ALL TIMES on the bench and in the facilities.
If we want to remain on the ice, we have to all do our part and follow the rules.