By thisblows - 11/04/2009 20:42 - United States
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@128 I work at an NHL hockey rink, and watch hockey games all the times while I work. It's not fake, people get hit quite often in games. Recently, during a preseason game, I saw a man in the section next to mine take a puck in his face just below his nose.. There's a reason why arena's and such have EMT's roaming around. Oh, and those "Plexiglas" barriers can get destroyed, especially when hit real hard by 250+ Lbs men flying at high speeds that are being checked into them. We have A LOT of back up barriers in our storage areas. Just search "hockey breaking glass" or "hockey check through glass" and you'll see what I mean. It's similar to saying you can't break the glass of a basketball's backboard. Please, don't make assumptions about things you're not sure about. P.S. They also have a netting to try to have some kind of protection behind goal tender nets that spread through the whole end of the rink, but even those can be skimmed and people are hit en sections seated behind the nets.