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01-13-2012, 07:39 AM
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It depends where you play whether they allow checking or not. But I think the reasoning is that compared with the men women are just more likely to be injured by a body check, this is scientific fact. But I've always thought that if I as a woman want to play a sport, I accept the risks rather than adjust the rules to give myself some small peace of mind

And yeah, no body checking doesn't mean no contact. The 'non contact' league I play in is still physical enough to keep the fun in hockey in my inexperienced opinion!

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