MISSISSAUGA , ON — Following recommendations from Hockey Association Ontario, team rep Tina Headrick told players and their parents that they must adapt to the new normal when it comes to playing hockey and that includes trash talk. “Last year during a scrum, you could tell the opposing players what you did to their mother last night and the options were endless”, she told the group of assembled players. “This year she must be six feet away in any references and preferably wearing a mask.”
Teams across Ontario are coming to terms with new guidelines such as no body contact but trash-talking presents a greater challenge. “An example of what is acceptable to scream at an opposing player would be something along the lines of, “I had a group chat with your mom last night and I used the eggplant emoji like 9 times”, Headrick told players but focused her eyes on Bryce who is the team’s notorious trash talker. She told the group they will review these guidelines before next season in hopes that players can once again hypothetically grind your mom.
7:00 PM UPDATE: After the first game, they needed to be reminded again