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07-20-2010, 12:26 PM
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Beer league games often get like this. Personally, I don't mind it at all, compared to when I used to play full contact hockey the level of physical play in beer leauge is pretty low, and guys trying to push me around actually gets me more into the game. I never start the chippy stuff, but if the opposing team gets chippy first I'll gladly give it right back. It's just a part of hockey at any level, learn to enjoy the chippy play and you'll probably enjoy hockey more overall.

Re: slew footing, I would say don't do it. Players falling backwards can really smoke their head into the ice and get concussions. If I want to send a message to a player who's being way too dirty, I'll normally just lay him out with a clean hit (well, what would be a clean hit in a contact league), or just get in his face after the whistle.

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