USA Hockey approved requiring the use of neck laceration protection for players in all age classifications, other than adults, in games and practices, as well as for on-ice officials under the age of 18, effective August 1, 2024. USA Hockey Congress Approves Requirement For Neck Laceration Protection Starting August 1

While neck laceration protection won’t be required for the Spring Thunder Player Development it is a good time to purchase, tryout and get accustomed to them.

They will be mandatory for games and practices starting August 1, 2024. 

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