Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-08-2013, 05:23 PM
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Body contact (rub-outs) has been aloud in Atom and now Peewee, its body checking that isn't allowed. This very hard for referees, especially the ones that allow the rubouts, seems like the refs that call all contact seem to get the least hassle. It is very difficult to differentiate between a body check and rubout for some of these referees and especially hockey moms.
In Atom if a kid goes down on a rub, it's going to get called, no matter if he was hit, or just tripped over his feet. That's going to be the hard part for the young refs, I agree. I don't know how much support they get throughout the year, but it may be a long one for some of them.
I feel this is going to go over like a lead balloon in the higher tiers of Peewee.
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