Should Body Checking be Removed from single A Hockey?
As the GTHL season winds down, changes for the 2015-16 season have been voted upon and decided. Within these changes is the ban on body checking from single A hockey. While seemingly non-controversial, the effects of this decision have a greater impact below the surface, both as a trickle-down effect and from the bottom-up. Body checking is quickly being taken out of minor hockey. The game changes when hits aren’t allowed to be thrown. The number of penalties in a game could