Ice hockey helmets
This Standard specifies performance requirements and test methods for helmets marketed, sold, and
intended for ice hockey. Such helmets can also be used for lacrosse and ringette.
The intent of this Standard is to reduce the risk of focal injury to the head without compromising the
form or appeal of the game. This reduction of risk is based on the use of the helmet
a) as intended within the rules of the game; and
b) in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Note: Ice hockey is a sport in which there is a risk of injury. Helmets meeting the requirements of this Standard
afford no protection from neck or spinal injuries. Severe head, brain, or spinal injuries, including paralysis or death,
can occur in spite of using a helmet certified to this Standard.
This Standard specifies requirements for the following items as they relate to ice hockey helmets:
c) shock absorption;
d) retention systems;
e) field of view;
f) markings; and
g) user information
This Standard covers helmets that are intended for use by
a) ice hockey players;
b) ice hockey goalkeepers; and
c) certain on-ice functionaries (e.g., referees, coaches).
In Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy
in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is
advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the
limits of the standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a
note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as