Can someone die with a full force hockey stick directly targeted at the head?
- billLv 54 months ago
Imagine how goalies felt when masks didn't exist yet.
- Anonymous4 months ago
On 21 Sep. 1969, Ted Green, a defenseman with the Boston Bruins, was involved in a stick-swinging fight with Wayne Maki of the St. Louis Blues. At that time, almost no players wore helmets. Maki hit Green in the head with his stick. This fractured his skull & sent chips of his skull into his brain. Hours of emergency surgery were needed to save his life. It took 3 brain operations & insertion of a metal plate into his skull to ensure his health.
Green missed the entire season, but was voted a full share of the prize $ when the Bruins on the Stanley Cup the next spring. He returned for the 70-71 season, wearing a helmet. He played until retiring in 1979. The game had been televised by station W.S.B.K. in Boston, but the station ordered that the tape be destroyed so that it wouldn't be re-produced because it was so gruesome.
- JuanBLv 74 months ago
Yes. 1992: McSorley on Brashear WITH helmet on. Consider what is possible without helmet in that case
- conley39Lv 74 months ago
Yes, that would be possible.
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- 4 months ago
It's unlikely but possible.
- pmt853Lv 74 months ago
Yes, yes that could indeed kill someone.