May 24, 2011 | dries | 1695 views
USA Body Checking Rule Change Video
In June, USA Hockey will vote on whether to adopt changes to Rule 94 which, if passed, would prohibit body checking for age groups U12 (PeeWee) and younger. Body contact, however, is still permitted and encouraged in the act of playing/securing the puck. As there was some consternation when the rule change proposal was put forth, USA hockey has put together resources to explain the reasoning behind the proposed change and a short video demonstrating (see link below) allowed and illegal contact under the the rule if adopted.
USA Hockey Legal and Illegal Body Contact Video