Neck Laceration Protection Required Starting August 1

USA Hockey Congress Approves Requirement For Neck Laceration Protection Starting August 1

The USA Hockey Congress approved legislation during the recently completed USA Hockey Winter Meeting that requires neck laceration protection for players in all age classifications in practices and games, with the exception of adults, effective August 1, 2024. The neck laceration requirement also includes on-ice officials under the age of 18.

The legislation also strongly recommends the use of neck laceration protection by adult players.