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05-08-2013, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Yukon Joe View Post
You're asking a 10 year old to decide "oh, I'm never going to make the NHL, so I'll go no-contact".

There doesn't seem to be any evidence that suggests "learning to take and receive a hit" reduces injuries. None.

It's as if people aren't following the news, or reading the studies. Personally, I like hitting in hockey. I like fighting, I like the general violence. But the studies are pretty damn conclusive, specially when it comes to kids.
A 10 yr should not be making this decision, should be the parents.

Well it is hard to get any evidence now as the last province to have hitting in atom was Saskatchewan, I think they took it out 5 years ago. Wonder if they took data on concussions that long ago. The rest of the provinces have been approx. over 10 years.

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