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05-12-2013, 06:51 PM
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bwhinnen
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I'd say watch a game as well, but after getting our first checking training on Saturday, I'd also say find someone to run through it with you especially the taking of hits. I can echo the comments above about newer skaters (and even some experienced ones) taking hits for the first time and their lack of stability.

Also if you play with just nets and the boards then you need to take that into consideration otherwise you could end up with some very sore ribs. We have no glass here where I play (sorry attempt to play), so we have to be mindful of any hit that comes in along the boards, even though we play a strict no-checking league.

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