Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-09-2013, 01:55 PM
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Why take out hitting in hockey and not lacrosse and football?
Do you need a study done before you can determine whether or not hitting in lacrosse and football cause head injuries?
Players collide at higher speeds in hockey than in the other sports you mentioned (players skate at higher speeds in hockey than they run in lacrosse or football).
Further, in football collisions take place between players. In hockey, a player will typically will try to check the opposing player into the boards that surround the rink.
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