Helmet watch

I can’t stand it. I can’t stand it…

Push to make helmets mandatory for coaches grows:

Helmets have been mandatory for minor hockey players for years.

Now a move to make head protection mandatory for coaches, trainers, and volunteers is gaining strength.

Hockey Calgary is the latest to sign on.

Last year, a goalie coach suffered a near fatal fall behind the net so this season, everyone under Hockey Calgary’s jurisdiction — including coaches, trainers and even volunteers must wear a helmet when on the ice.

Violators of the new rule will be removed and even suspended if they refuse to wear a helmet.

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