Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-10-2013, 11:58 AM
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Honestly I'm all for no-touch icing and find it a fairly weak comparable to no contact.
In my opinion the race for the puck for icing is unneeded because of how rarely somebody beats out the icing. Guys are skating full-speed towards the end boards for what's generally a very predictable outcome.
I think it's a fairly weak comparable because hitting is not just a part of hockey but an essential part of hockey. If you take the hitting out, it changes the game DRASTICALLY.
If you take out touch icing, it might effect 0.1% of games - a negligible amount.
It shows that minor hockey doesn't have to mirror the pro game to be entertaining and fun. Its still hockey. Its no less entertaining.
It supports? shows? proves? suggests? that decisions made by the Hockey AB for the greater good and health and welfare of the child athletes has merit.
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