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09-14-2011, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by MeHateHe View Post
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Watch Penalty #2 video. A face wash is a double minor.

Yes, the next month or so are going to see painfully delayed games. In two midget games I refereed last weekend, there were probably 20 head contact calls. It's going to take time for players and officials to get used to the new rule and adjust accordingly. But just like when we went to the higher standard on obstruction calls in 06, by January, the players figured out what they could and could not get away with.

What I am finding is that the players who actually use their shoulders to through a check are much less likely to get those incidental two-minute minors than the guys who are hitting with their hands. In other words, if you know you to throw a proper body check, the new rule isn't going to have much impact on you.
Exactly. Which is something way too many young players these days have learned to do, i.e. finishing checks with their elbows and hands. That needs to change.

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