Friday, 10 May 2013

Facemask Concerns Being Addressed

Canadian Lacrosse Association

As result of concerns about facemasks, some members of the Canadian Lacrosse Association (CLA) Executive and members of the CLA Equipment Review Committee (ERC) met today.

While the CLA and ERC further investigate the concerns, the CLA wishes to communicate one immediate step that can be taken.

As there have been concerns expressed about the chin cup that is attached to the Gait G7 Senior, Gait G7 Junior, ONTY N2 Senior and the ONTY N2 Junior facemasks at time of purchase we advise that it can be switched with any chin cup which is part of a CSA currently approved hockey mask.

The CLA reminds players that a CSA currently approved hockey mask also complies with CLA policy.

The health and safety of Canadian lacrosse athletes is a priority of the CLA and more information will follow as the CLA continues to examine the concerns.