Coffee may not be a healthy choice for the rest of us, but the caffeinated beverage is safe to consume on the ice.
The Canadian Sports Safety Authority says that, if ingested by a person in a public area or an exposed person, it’s safe to drink coffee.
However, there are some risks to those who choose to drink the beverage.
According to the association, a person who is a victim of a crash involving a cup of coffee should immediately stop drinking the beverage, immediately call 911, and contact the nearest emergency medical service.
The Association of Professional Athletic Trainers (APTT) warns against the consumption of coffee in the workplace.
The association says that the beverage has the potential to cause serious health consequences for those exposed.APTT also recommends that coffee be kept out of reach of children and pets.
The NHL has also put out a statement to say that while coffee does not have the same health risks as alcohol, it does have an impact on your physical and mental health.
While the association warns against using coffee on the bench, the NHL does encourage its players to keep it out of the hands of children, which includes those with special needs.
The association also recommends not consuming coffee on your own, especially if you are already overweight.