Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-08-2013, 04:06 PM
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I'll be sure to email Bob then when some 5'3 150 lbs kid gets seriously hurt by a 6'0 200 lbs kid because of the size difference while just learning to hit.
Canadian Major Junior can't be happy about this either. That's more players with less contact experience.
That is just a dumb comment. Did you email Bob when the 5'8" 150lbs kid plowed the 4'11" 100lbs kid into the boards in Pee Wee???
Everyone agrees and so do the studies, the first year with body checking results in more injuries. Doesn't take a rocket scientist or brain specialist to realize that.
The data from studies strongly supports the argument number of injuries in Bantam does not decrease because kids were introduced to hitting earlier. There is no benefit in terms of number of injuries. If there is no benefit, why risk hurting younger kids. Why alienate more players and have them quit in PeeWee becuase of contact. There is no good evidence to suggest there is any benefit to introducing hitting in PeeWee. There is only people opinions that are not backed up by facts.
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