Safety first at stadium
On Sunday, March 22 during game seven between the Southern Shore Breakers and the Conception Bay CeeBee Stars at the S.W. Moores Memorial Stadium, our nephew was hit by a puck.
The cut required seven stitches and a couple of nights at the Janeway.
The opthamologist who saw Benjamin said he came very close to losing his eye and now has a condition that will have to be checked regularly.
We are grateful that his injury wasn’t much worse!
Benjamin wasn’t the only person to be injured by a puck that night. An older fan also suffered quite a serious facial injury.
We believe that safety netting along the top of the glass is long overdue.
Whenever the CeeBees are in town the stadium is packed with loyal fans who deserve to be protected from flying pucks.
Operating a stadium is costly and deflective pucks are part of the game, but the skill level of these players is high and that certainly increases the danger to fans.
Surely there must be a way to find the funds to ensure the safety of spectators.
We write this letter out of concern. Benjamin will recover, but the next fan may not be so lucky.
This problem is easily fixed. Please do it before the 2009-2110 hockey season.