Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-08-2013, 04:07 PM
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Most kids play for the love of the game. Chances are, one, maybe two kids playing in Edmonton right now will make the NHL. That leaves everyone else. What is the benefit of our kids being subject to physical punishment this early in life?
Those kids can play in a no contact league then.
It scares me what we could start seeing in Major Junior with this. Some kid who has barely learned about checking being hit by a guy much bigger and stronger than him?
This is going to get bad, quick. Kids may start quitting even more when they see the size differences among 14/15 year olds and, oh ****, we were never taught to hit.
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