With speeds at around 105 mph and weighing in at 1/4 lbs. a typical hockey puck can incur serious damage if you happen to be in its way. Hockey is an impact sport with elbowing to the face, cross-checking (although illegal can occur), body checking, and spontaneous brawls. An accidental or deliberate impact of a carbon fiber stick slapped to your face can cause devastating injuries. Over the years, the velocity and intensity of this sport has become faster and harder. Wearing the proper protective equipment is invaluable.
A mouth guard has two key protective elements, described in detail below:Helps to Reduce Concussions
At the end of the day, the right mouth guard is the one that fits you best. That being said, hockey players usually look for mouth guards that include features like breathability, size and comfort, before making a purchase decision. A mouthpiece that fits well will stay securely in place without having to bite down on it, and should not cause you to gag or inhibit your ability to breath or speak in any way. Look for features such as gel based liners and shock absorbing outer layers to maximize impact resistance. With a thickness of 3mm and a dual layer shock absorbing frame, the Rush Mouth guard will protect your teeth, jaw and brain by dampening impacts and allowing for less breathing and speaking interference because of its slim fit design.
In contact sports like hockey, having a quality mouth guard that fits your mouth and is comfortable to wear is very important. Read below and find out what you should look for in a hockey mouth piece.