By Anonymous - 04/04/2013 14:29 - United States - Portsmouth
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Isn't there a rule that says if there's no proper equipment you or the team can't play?? Or get your coach in trouble for that?
actually there are rules like that in younger leagues, it just depends on age group, also its ice hockey the coach should know better, he has no business coaching if hes gonna make decisions like that, a puck to the throat is potentially fatal same with blades from skates
does anyone else think OP hold some of the blame? I mean if I was asked to do it without proper equipment, I would have said no! But then I was thought to think for myself. If you won't ensure your own safety, who will? Yes the coach should be reprimanded for putting his player in harms way. Regardless of anything else as the adult, he shouldn't have let this happen.
Clearly, your coach didn't care about your well-being. You should drop him on his coccyx and tell him that everything will be A-OK.
I only mention it because it actually happened to me. It's waaaaay easier for someone else to say that something is "OK" when they're not the ones shelling out dough to get their lower back examined (and, of course, the incapacitation that comes with lumbar spine/coccyx injuries). Lolz.
There should be some sort of regulation against that. Feel better OP!
I'm a ice hockey goalie as well! And that was wrong of your coach you should've told him you wouldn't play unless you were sure to be safe. Sorry OP FYL
I would tell my parents so they can sue him! See if he's okay then :D
Sue him, and spend more on lawyer fees than you'd actually win off him. Added to the fact OP willingly played without the full mask. Not to mention the entire club, friends included would hate him, and he'd never be able to play for them again. Sounds like a great fucking idea.
My league as well as my high school make you sign a waiver of liability that states that in the event of an injury the coach, officials, and members of the league cannot be held liable in the event of an injury sustained during a game or official practice. OP might not be able to sue if her league is like this.
I'm surprised the refs allowed you to step foot in the goal. What a terrible coach.
It was likely one of the full face mesh guards that most minor leagues require for all players. They don't protect the neck, but they make official safety spec for all positions. Goalies should have a padded neck guard on no matter what sort of helmet, as pucks can get by them all.