Hockey fans can choose different ways to cheer up their favorite clubs. Some people place bets at one of the betting sites in Ghana to support a particular team. While others go to the stadium to see the show in reality.
Safety in hockey is a topic that cannot be avoided. Because of the speed with which players move around the rink, hockey remains one of the most injury-prone sports. And it is not only about the sportsmen but also about the spectaculars.
Safety in the Tribune
The greatest danger for spectators has always been the hockey puck. It can fly off the court and cause injury. Thus, since the thirties of the 20th century, the first hockey arenas began to be built, and the ice rink began to be fenced. It influenced the game of hockey players, and also increased the level of safety for visitors to hockey games.
Originally the ice rink was rectangular, but with the advent of the boards, the corners were smoothed. So, we got an oval ice rink, which is still used today.
Later, the nets were put on. They helped prevent the puck from flying off the rink due to inaccurate shots and ricochets. Over time, the net behind the goal was replaced by tempered glass. This had a positive effect on the view for the spectators, as well as the puck’s rebound from the glass became more controllable.
As a rule, the glazing behind the goal is higher because this is the direction in which, overwhelmingly, pucks fly. Also nowadays, all competitive hockey arenas have a net stretched above the glass all the way to the ceiling or roof.
And if before 2002 the net was desirable, after the fatal accident with 13-year-old American Brittany Cecil that happened at one of the NHL games, the net behind the goal became mandatory.
At the moment, barring a force majeure, the puck can only fly to spectators above the glass on the sides of the rink. It usually brings only positive emotions for spectators. Hockey fans have a chance to get a great souvenir in the form of a puck.
The lack of protective mesh on the sides is explained by the fact that there are no powerful shots in this direction. So, the puck can fly out as a result of a technical defect or ricochet. Also, the protective net has a negative impact on the view for spectators.