New Ruling for Use of Mouthpieces by Girls Playing in USA Hockey-Sanctioned Games
Tony Mariconda provided the following rule interpretation issued by Bob Hayden (USA Hockey Referee-in-Chief) regarding the portion of USA Hockey Rule 304(c) that's new for 2005-07:
New Rule 304(c) - Mouthpiece Rule Clarification
The new rule requiring Girls 8 & Under through 19 & Under to wear mouthpieces applies to girls playing on a Girls-registered team only.
RULING - Thus, if an 8 year-old girl is playing on a Girls 8 & Under team, she must wear a mouthpiece as per the new rule. If that same 8 year-old girl is play...