Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-10-2013, 11:58 AM
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What Replacement is saying is very true.
By delaying hitting, it increases the skill and coordination of the kids before they get there and have a better chance of not getting the catastrophic hit.
Many of the worst hits would be with players that are vulnerable because of their skill level.
Which is why I would have been just as happy to take it out of the lower divisions than move the age.
Do concussion's happen less frequently among the skill groups?
Do AAA players receive less brain injury than tier 5's?
I've no idea but it would be nice to have answers to those questions though.
Feel sorry for the kid in Tier 1 that misses the cut for the A team in Peewee then makes it in Bantam. Now he's plopped in with kids are more experienced than him.
I'd support the idea if there was proof that these kids are skilled enough to avoid head injuries and there was some solution to kids moving around tiers.
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