"As long as it's not minus-40, it doesn't matter," Mason said. "Once you start playing, you start to heat up. The worst part is when you stop and go to the sideline, and then you start freezing again. I don't think weather can be an excuse unless it's pouring down rain. They have to play in the same weather. You go out there and you hope this time of year that it's snowing. That means it's typically a little bit warmer."