I think open ice bodychecking should be banned from all hockey from novice to the NHL. I just can’t find justification to keep hitting or body checking in hockey. Physicality adds a unique and appealing dimension to the sport however it doesn’t provide enough positives to outweigh the negatives, specifically concussions, injuries to human brains. Banning the body check makes sense for the health of the players as much as the sport of hockey.
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