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Masks are safe for sports in healthy people: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33153145/

They work (no not 100% but every little bit helps):

https://files.fast.ai/papers/masks_lit_review.pdf

And hockey is unique in it’s ability to help spread covid more than other sports: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/12/04/hockey-covid-transmission-outbreaks/%3foutputType=amp

Masks will need to be changed as they work better when dry, but because hockey is a sport where social distancing isn’t possible and exhaling more forcefully spreads MORE respiratory droplets, it seems logical to wear a mask. It’s not fun, it’s an inconvenience, but it’s better than getting sick and dying.

I worry that in a few weeks we’ll just be right back to a need for restrictions anyways after dining and sports are in full swing again, so enjoy it while it lasts.