In light of recent events, Sheila has purchased me a new helmet with a visor(full face). Here is the 'warning' that comes with the helmet:
Hockey is a dangerous collision sport. Participation in hockey implies the acceptance of risk of injury. These hockey helmets afford no protection from neck, spinal or certain types of brain injuries, including those injuries which may be caused by rotational forces. Severe head, brain or spinal injuries, including paralysis or death, may occur despite using any of these hockey helmets.
Okay, so it seems to be a toss-up as to whether or not hockey is dangerous.