Who would be liable for recreational hockey injuries ?

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    Who would be liable for recreational hockey injuries ?

    We are 20 adults, and 5 teenagers playing recreational hockey at a public rink. We have weekly schedules. The league have a Facebook page. People get injured time to time, but we knows we are playing at our own risk and everything is fine.
    Few days ago a coach showed up with 10 children from 7 to 10 years old. The coach insisted for his kids to play with us. We stopped the game immediately.
    If a kid got injured by one of us ( stick in the head, puck in the groin, broken arms... ). Who would be liable ? ( The coach, the player, any adults, the Facebook administrators, the city ? ) How should we handle that to stay out of trouble ?

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    It is possible that the adults that injured the children would be liable however that would probably be unlikely unless there was some negligence or purposefulness involved in injuring the children. More so than not the the coach would get into trouble, and possibly his employers and whoever else was aware that he letting children play with you guys.
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