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01-11-2012, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Kritter471 View Post
Especially in adult rec hockey, where you've got a good chuck of people who learned as adults, checking isn't safe. There are specific ways to safely give and take a hit that you learn as a much smaller, lighter and more flexible child. Adults going out there and throwing their bodies around when they don't know how to safely check is a recipe for disaster.

As far as high-level women's hockey, it was a checking sport until 1989 (IIRC) when the IIHF decided the US and Canada were too physically dominant over other countries and removed it to help even the playing field.
"The US and Canada are too good, so we're going to stop playing hockey"

No-checking "hockey" isn't hockey...

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