Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-10-2013, 10:35 AM
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I will definitely concede this point. We don't as a group have enough long term study data to ensure that we won't see a big jump in Bantam concussions based on this decision. Whether this study is accurate or has enough sample size remains to be seen.
I hope it not the case and this decision allows for kids to grow and develop their skills up to the age of 13, then be well prepared for bodychecking at that time.
I appreciate the reply and expected nothing less from you Slats.
I was reading yesterday that one of the sports medicine groups (I can't find the website for some reason today) that has position papers on a variety of sports (an honesty that I appreciate very much) and actually advocates hitting starting in Midget and only elite players (which would have the very weird possible consequence of some players going from non-hitting to the WHL...yikes). They also want soccer helmets considered (which seems incredibly dangerous actually).
I get where they're coming from and going. Don't agree with them but they do lay it out there at least.
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