WMH acknowledges anti-doping regulations, but these do pose serious issues for Masters Hockey participants. A large number of Masters Hockey players require daily medication to enable them to live a normal life.
Many of these drugs are on the prohibited list because they will enhance an athlete’s performance. However, the medical condition which dictates the need for these drugs in Masters Hockey players tends to reduce the player’s performance level, cancelling out any advantages.
If these players were banned from the sport, this would really impact upon the number of participants, teams and events, thereby destroying the very reason for supporting Masters Hockey and the benefits it brings to individuals and hockey in general.