Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-08-2013, 03:39 PM
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data says he's wrong about the frequency. Anyone can have an opinion. Backing it up with fact is a different story. Now I cannot argue the more serious/less serious as I'm not sure that's completely measureable. How do you meaasure a "mild concussion".
The guy has data to back up his statements. The simple fact is no one knows the proper solution.
Willer's study, which monitored the rates of injuries among roughly 3,000 kids who played in the Burlington Lions Minor Hockey Association over a five-year period, produced some surprising data.
The study, published last month, noted a "spike" in injuries among players in the first year that bodychecking was introduced. The report added that the majority of those injuries (66 per cent) were the result of "unintentional collisions" and not a result of a deliberate attempt to bodycheck.
Willer explained that "unintentional collisions" included players accidentally running into one another or injuring themselves when they fell to the ice, into the boards or goalposts.
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