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It isn't better than nothing for unless you own a rink, a club program, or are a ref. Putting on a mask to take face-offs, wearing a mask while on bench, and no intentional contact - which means no angling are ridiculous guidelines. Angling is still a key aspect of no-check hockey. The previous poster is right, how do you clip a mouthguard to a the face shield and put it in with a COVID-19 mask on? Where do the kids put the mask when they play their shift, on the floor of the dirty bench area? I go with part of BU's slogan: F*ck It and hope for a good year of pond hockey.
They should have proposed 3on3 hockey instead. Put the mite boards up, shrink teams to 6 and it would have passed.
It is going to be impossible to do.
Looks like the options are wear a mask and you play with no checking. Don't wear a mask and you will basically have a controlled scrimmage with no face offs and quick whistles with every scrum. So get use to face masks.
No kid is going to wear a mask on the ice that is absurd. It’s going to be business as usual besides maybe social distancing on the bench, masks on coaches, refs, and parents in the stands. Which is the way it should be.