Equipment Safety Facial Protector
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All minor and female players are required to wear a CSA certified full face protector, properly attached to a CSA certified helmet. Eye protectors (visors) can be worn once you get to the major junior age category and older, with the exception of goaltenders.
Full face protectors come in three styles: wire cage, high impact polycarbonate shield and a combination of the two. The facial protector should fit to allow one finger to be placed snugly between the bottom of the chin and the chin strap. Periodically tighten the screws on the helmets attaching the facial shield.
Facial protectors with a break or crack should be replaced immediately. Never cur or alter wire masks as it weakens the structure and voids the CSA certification.
Removal of the chin cup or strap voids the CSA certification and can cause undue risk of injury. Although a facemask does prevent dental injuries, it is still recommended that all players wear an internal mouthguard.