Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-08-2013, 03:00 PM
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I really don't see what any of this proves to be honest.
It's common sense that a league that has hitting would have more injuries.
Quebec doesn't allow hitting until Bantam, but injuries are the same as Alberta that does allow hitting earlier. So...
It pretty much invalidates the argument many posters have made that earlier introduction of body contact prevents injuries in later years?
Honestly as a parent I'm fine with my son hurting his leg, arm, etc. Those heal.
Head injuries are a whole different animal.
I have the feeling many years from now we will eliminate contact in all child sports once the we learn the true implications of multiple minor head trauma in children. We may look back like we do seat belt laws and go what the heck were we thinking.
Who knows maybe they'll make a concussion cure pill too.
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