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06-02-2012, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Ozz View Post
That doesn't mean people who are older can't be good, it just means good hockey players COME IN ALL AGES.
Amen. Speed is usually going to peak in the late teens/20's, but there is so much more to the game. Get a team of 30's/40 somethings that have played their whole lives, are still in good shape, and play a smart team game and they're going to be able to give a lot of younger/faster teams problems.

We have an "over 40" team in our league that hangs with just about anyone including teams packed with kids wearing their college and junior club team shells.

Compared to other sports, it's the skating in hockey that allows guys to play at a decent level well into their 30's,40's, and 50's. Low impact, gliding, no jumping.

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