Tape2Tape (017): Non-Contact Hockey, A Dangerous Game?

Devante Smith-Pelly, Dion Phaneuf, Montreal Canadiens, Paul Chiasson, Canadian Press

Taking contact out of the game could impact hockey in a not-so-good fashion. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

With the Greater Toronto Hockey League moving to ban body checking at the A-level from 13-year-olds up to 18-year-olds over the next four years, I looked at how that will change the game in this edition of Tape2Tape.

So is taking hitting out the game doing more damage than good? In some ways, it could be a bit of both.

For the full story, check out the link below. 

Tape2Tape: Non-Contact Hockey, A Dangerous Game? – Originally published on The Hockey Writers’ Overtime

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2 Responses to Tape2Tape (017): Non-Contact Hockey, A Dangerous Game?

  1. Bill says:

    Great article, lots to think about. They should look at the equipment as part of the issue as well for players getting hurt, it like getting hit by a brick.

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