Learning/playing adult checking
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05-09-2013, 12:17 PM
Not so fast,
Join Date: Dec 2011
I agree, go watch them.
I play in a developmental class/league that is no checking. Lots of beginners and "fragile" skaters who will drop if you breathe on them. But as the season has gone on, certain people have started playing rougher, and some of us don't like it. Sure, I'm ok with the normal contact that is inevitable - but ive seen the hacks, trips and slashes get out of control, with even some roughing calls. One guy was hit into the boards this past week and was visibly shaken when he got up. I thought he was shaking his stick because he was mad, but he actually was just really rattled. We haven't been taught how to take a hit and nobody is expecting it in this league. Obviously some people haven't received the memo...
So watch, see how hard they play and how hard the checks are. At least you'll know ahead of time what to expect.
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