Ingalls Gets New, State-of-Art Board System

Ingalls Gets New, State-of-Art Board System

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Safety is the top priority for student-athletes playing for and against Yale Ice Hockey Teams, so the addition of a new CheckFlex board system at Ingalls Rink is perfectly in line with the University's goals.
 
The installation of the newest and safest system, which includes seamless acrylic shielding and SoftCap technology, was completed last week. This replaces an older CheckFlex unit with tempered glass.
 
CheckFlex, the world's only flexible dasher board system and the one most used by NHL venues, has impact absorption and give that starts at the ice level and carries to the top of the "glass." The boards are also known as the most consistent in the business for playability.
 
"The new boards and glass look terrific, but the most important thing is that they are the safest set of boards on the market. Our game is an exciting physical game and we would like to keep our young men as safe as possible," said Keith Allain '80, Yale's Malcolm G. Chase Head Coach of Men's Hockey.
 
Mark Bolding, the Bulldogs' new Susan Cavanagh Head Coach of Women's Hockey, said it could help in the recruiting process. "It's crucial to be able to tell our prospects they are going to compete in the safest environment available. Hockey is an exciting but dangerous game with concussion and shoulder injuries a real risk in our sport, and having the new CheckFlex boards is so important to our program."
 
Ingalls Rink, world renowned for its unique design and wonderful fan viewing angles since it opened in 1958, is one of college hockey's most distinctive venues. The Wall Street Journal in 2011 dubbed it the rink with the "best design" among all college hockey arenas.