Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-08-2013, 12:12 PM
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but why is it a good idea? i dont think hitting is causing injuries in peewee? they aren't big or strong enough to hurt each other with a normal body check. Its part of the game, good to learn and peewee is a fine age IMO,
Are you a brain specialist? How do you know they're not big enough and strong enough to hurt each other? They're saying every blow now has a cumulative effect. I'm not a brain specialist, but what they're learning about concussions and the brain scares me. We used to do king of the ring. We used to put bounties on other guys heads and try to send them out on stretchers. I'd like to think we're smarter now.
My son is in novice. I will teach him how to take a hit and protect himslef before bantam. I will not teach to turn his back. I am constantly on him and his teammates to skate with their heads up. He will be ready for contact, if he decides to keep playing until then.
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