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03-05-2012, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by dss97 View Post
What? Hitting is allowed in all Canadian minor hockey leagues at the start of peewee (12-13) or bantam (14-15) as far as I know unless it is specifically a no contact league, and house league does have tryouts. In Alberta hitting starts at peewee and tryouts start in novice for house league.
This was not AT ALL the case in Toronto, where I grew up. All the house leagues I heard of within the city had no tryouts, and were non-contact, regardless of age, I can't describe it any better than as beer league for kids. I wouldn't be surprised if there were some house leagues in Toronto with tryouts and contact, but most were non-contact with no tryouts. Contact and tryouts were more for A, AA, AAA and high school hockey. Now it's the case that house league is non-contact throughout Ontario. Sounds like it's different in Alberta and the States, but clearly it depends on where you go.

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