It's been in the news here in Toronto for the last week or so and parents are crying out about how frequently it happens. And leagues are starting to crack down on it. Your thoughts?
I personally don't see a reason for leagues to step in. Yeah I get that kids can get hurt doing it, but honestly how many actually do get hurt? I locker boxed a few times and I'm pretty sure I didn't break anything. And quite frankly I think it's just a part of hockey and the fun you have with your team growing up.
Never heard of it before. Googled around and watched some YouTube videos... looks pretty idiotic.
On the ice -- and maybe even in the locker room -- there could be legal repercussions. I'm not a lawyer, I don't know, but in this day and age people look for any excuse to sue someone else. Off ice, though, let the kids do whatever they want to do. The league shouldn't be able to dictate what goes on outside of the rink. Parents, yes, but not the league.
Yes, I think the whole locker boxing concept is stupid. My brother and I went through minor hockey in Alberta and neither of us have heard of it. But no, I don't think the league should get involved as long as it's outside the rink.
Well, never heard of it before, but looking at YT videos it looks like, well, boxing. I'm not a fan of boxing personally, but if that's your thing go for it. They're wearing gloves, and it at least some videos, helmets, which are more then real boxers wear.
If leagues want to ban it that would be fine with me. If you want to box, sign up for boxing lessons. If a hockey league wants to make sure guys aren't getting injured for non hockey injuries they might be liable for, that's their right.
The reason the leagues are probably cracking down on it is because if they were to knowingly let it go on, they could in some way be held responsible for someone getting injured. Everybody is sue happy and looking for their next fall guy and the cash associated with it.
I can see why leagues would not like it, players being out because of concussions or something. I had not heard of this before and also YTed it, looks like fun to me.
Maybe I say that because I would be good at it but this stuff should be done at home in someone's garage or something and not actually at the rink. THAT to me makes it stupid if one were to call it stupid.
We did stupid things in the locker room as kids, from emptying several bottles of Axe to things involving fire and/or circles (LOL no), but we've never fought for the fun of it.
Most of our playfighting was done in the basement.
lol I did this in HS, and accidentally set somebodies locker on fire, he was freaking out because of the black smoke that was pluming out from the locker vents. couldn't open the lock because it was getting hot and when he finally got it open his dress shirt was very much aflame. I have pictures of the aftermath of that shirt somewhere. hilarity in the locker room and good times had by all but one(who got a brand new shirt later that week from me )
I don't recall ever participating but most of the time from what I've seen it's not serious. Although our goalie got it good one time, was wearing a different player's helmet and cage that didn't fit correctly and ended up getting the wires slammed into the side of his chin. He was oozing some dark blood while the other guy turned ghost white over what he had done.
We laugh about it now but the dark ooze that came from his face was quite disturbing back then.
Everyone goes through a period where they do things like this. Whether it's locker boxing, or something else equally dumb and dangerous. The accidents are horrible but no worse than if they were doing another dumb, dangerous thing.