Saving face: Why the NCAA mandates full face shields in hockey

By: Justin Cait

Chase Priskie exercised his patience and waited for his name to be called at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

After going undrafted in his first two years of eligibility, Priskie, a college hockey defenseman from Pembroke Pines, Florida, felt his nerves settle in the sixth-round of the draft when he was selected by the Washington Capitals.

A freshman at the time, Priskie watched his name pop up on the draft board from his home in Hamden, Connecticut and with his Quinnipiac teammates by his side. Suddenly, he had to make quick and drastic changes to his summer plans.