It seems that not everybody in the KIJHL is on board with BC Hockey’s decision to make full face protection mandatory for all Junior B hockey players in the province.

Nelson Leafs president John Dooley says the announcement came as a surprise.

Grand Forks Border Bruins head coach and general manager Emery Olauson isn’t a fan of the change.

Hockey BC says the decision was made specifically to keep players safe.

Both Dooley and Olauson worry this will make for chippier games.