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05-26-2013, 04:34 PM
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Hockey Canada just finalized a vote to get rid of body checking in pee wee hockey. I watched almost every game that my brother played when he was in pee wee and I seriously can't recall a single injury as a result of a body check (which were usually little bumps... at best). I understand the concerns but I don't agree with it.
I will admit that I received two pretty bad injuries in peewee. A concussion with a strained neck from a hit from behind in the corner and a separated collarbone from a very clean open ice hit when I admired my own pass. Both guys who hurt me were actually friends of mine ironically.
But I am not in the group that wants checking gone from peewee. I actually think it should be taught in novice, and implemented in atom, before the early growers start turning into monsters. The reason you see less injuries in bantam then in peewee even though there is still a large size disparity, is because a majority of the players both know how to throw and take a hit properly.
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