Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-08-2013, 06:16 PM
Join Date: Feb 2009
I'm a bit torn on this. I don't know if it's a good idea to create bad habits for kids who will be hitting later on, but the statistics of concussions at this age are pretty incriminating evidence.
Having a seperate no hitting league is not a proper solution. That already exists and there's no real level of competition in it.
I was small til I hit a growth spurt at around 15, so I remember the first few years of hitting to be a pretty **** experience for me. I was always a finesse player, and I remember getting slightly turned off the game at that age because I got rocked quite often. I had 2 concussions in my first two years of contact hockey.
I think the best way to handle this is to watch what happens in the next few years in terms of injuries in bantam, and decide where to go from there.
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