Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-08-2013, 03:39 PM
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show me the research that shows that 13/14 year old males are smaller and slower than 11/12 year old males?
I didn't say that. The research doesn't say you're deferring the risk. It says waiting until Bantam to introduce checking doesn't increase the number of concussion and injuries compared to regions that have checking in PeeWee. It also says the rate of injuries and concussions is far greater in PeeWee (with contact) than other levels (specifically Bantam).
So, no down side to waiting on the checking. Big downside to checking in PeeWee .... from a health perspective. You totally twisted that around.
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