Ice hockey is regarded as one of the most dangerous sports. Not only due to the hard style of play, but also because of the puck. What very few spectators realise is that the oval playing boundaries are not usually sufficient and that here additional ball stop nets have to be installed to ensure 100% protection.
Ice Hockey Nets Protect Life and Limb
The 160 g puck can become a life-threatening missile, putting not only players but also spectators at risk. Ever since a fatal accident occurred in the National Hockey League in 2002, a guard net in addition to the plexiglass board is mandatory. Knotless nets of polyester filament yarn thereby provide excellent stop protection from hard-hit balls.
Normally, the additional guard and stop net in the defensive and offensive zones is installed above the approx. 4 m-high plexiglass panes, enabling spectators to be as well protected as possible from misaimed shots. As our ball net for ice hockey is produced in the playing field color white, it provides optimal visibility even for professionals, enabling players to keep an eye on the small puck. The net is fastened to a fixed line of poles or on steel wire ropes, which are in turn attached to the ceiling. You’ll find plenty of inspiring ideas on our fasteners page.
A Made-to-Measure Net for Every Ice Hockey Field
Safetynet365 offers the ice hockey ball net in the material thicknesses 3 and 4 mm. Here, the rule applies: the thicker the yarn, the better the energy absorption. Combined with the mesh size of 35 mm, these weather-resistant and absolutely tear proof safety nets can withstand any puck thanks to their high energy absorption capacity. Our ball nets for ice hockey are of tested quality and can be ordered in any sizes and precision-cut to the centimeter. We are happy to answer your questions concerning measurements and custom-made products.