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No bodychecking will be allowed in upcoming OHL season

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Frank E:
So, how's this going to work?

https://www.sportsnet.ca/juniors/article/no-bodychecking-will-allowed-upcoming-ohl-season/

Nik:

Like Women's hockey, I assume. If you mean with regards to prospect evaluation my guess is most teams generally know with a 17 year old if he's a physical player.

CarltonTheBear:
I don't really get the idea behind this assuming it's strictly a covid measure. You're just as likely to spread it lining up against somebody for a face-off. Not to mention sitting on the bench or just being in the lockerroom. This hardly seems like it'll be effective. Wonder if it's just part of negotiations between the league and the government.

L K:
This is just decision making by people who quite frankly are ignorant to science.   There is no sound argument for banning bodychecking in a league where 90% of the game is guys fighting along the boards where far more direct contact takes place.

CarltonTheBear:

--- Quote from: L K on October 30, 2020, 03:50:55 PM ---This is just decision making by people who quite frankly are ignorant to science.   There is no sound argument for banning bodychecking in a league where 90% of the game is guys fighting along the boards where far more direct contact takes place.

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Yeah banning bodychecks doesn't ban physical contact. This will do nothing except put immense pressure on the league/refs to enforce it.

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