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Clarification Regarding HECC Goalie Face Mask Markings

As written on the Hockey Equipment Certification Council (HECC) Website: 


Notice Dated 1/18/2011

HECC certified goalie masks shall be required to display a marking of HECC Certification, as of June 1, 2011. This marking shall be in the form of a wire-marking, as opposed to a Certification Label, and such marking must include the “H.E.C.C.” initials (as they appear here), the manufacturer’s identification, date of manufacture, as well as the goalie mask model and size. All manufacturers are required to implement such marking on all products produced on or after June 1, 2011. 

The “H.E.C.C.” initials, manufacturer’s identification, size, and model identification must be visible to referees without removal of the mask or helmet. The “H.E.C.C.” marking shall appear ONLY on HECC Certified products and sanctions will be imposed if any such marking is used on non-certified products. USA Hockey, the National Federation of High Schools, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association will be notified of this marking and referees will be instructed that only masks bearing the marking are HECC Certified goalie masks. Please note, however, that the standard HECC eighteen (18) month grace period will apply to goalie mask marking for masks produced prior to June 1, 2011, and players will have eighteen (18) months from the June 1, 2011, implementation date to obtain a certified marked mask. 

See Also: Ice Hockey; Resource;

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