The Canadian Junior Hockey League has announced the mandatory use of neck guards.

They've announced that all CJHL members leagues voted in favour of the new regulation, including the AJHL.

Players will have to wear a neck guard during all on-ice activities, which will apply to 122 teams in total.

It comes soon after the death of Adam Johnson, a former NHL center who died after an on-ice collision led to his neck being seriously cut.

The WHL has also made them mandatory, and the Pittsburgh Penguins are urging their players to wear guards.

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