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Easily. Almost any player at men's grade (and many in women's grades) can hit the ball hard enough to do so - and there are also many players, especially at international level, who can push or flick the ball that fast - even if the victim is wearing head protection.

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There have been No recorded incidents which claim to have resulted in decapitation by a Field Hockey stick. However, you are more likely to just crush their throat and/or wedge the stick into a person's vertebrae.

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Yes you could die from Ice Hockey

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