CJHL statement on neck guards

TORONTO – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) released today the following statement on the use of protective neck guards across the CJHL:

The CJHL Board of Governors has presently tabled a Member’s Motion for the mandatory use of certified neck guards as protection for all on-ice activities, which will be brought forward during the CJHL’s semi-Annual General Meeting, that will be held Tuesday, November 14, 2023.

The CJHL currently has five of nine CJHL-member leagues who already have mandatory certified neck guard policies in place with additional members presently in discussions, at their respective league level, to determine additional Mandatory Neck Guard guidelines and procedures prior to the CJHL semi-AGM.

In addition, the CJHL Leagues with mandatory neck guard protections have or are in the process of sending directives to their teams and officials to reinforce 100% compliance of their neck guard policy and rules in place.


Andy Harkness
Canadian Junior Hockey League
aharkness@cjhlhockey.com (Email)