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bodychecking for peewee players at its annual

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    12 czerwca 2018 02:39:52 BST

    CHARLOTTETOWN -- The game of hockey will soon change for peewee-level players across the country after a vote by Hockey Canada on Saturday that banned bodychecking. Maillot Hugo Lloris Coupe Du Monde 2018 . Hockey Canadas board of directors overwhelmingly voted to eliminate bodychecking for peewee players at its annual general meeting in Charlottetown on Saturday, with only the Saskatchewan Hockey Association voting against. The decision comes in the same month that both Hockey Alberta and Hockey Nova Scotia did away with bodychecking for its peewee players, who are usually 11 and 12 years old. Quebec had also previously banned it. Debate over when to allow players to start hitting has inflamed emotions on both sides of the argument for years. But research that came out of Alberta last year showed there was a three-fold increase in the risk of injuries for peewee players who check in Alberta, compared to those in Quebec where bodychecking is not allowed until bantam. Paul Carson, vice-president of hockey development for Hockey Canada, said safety was a key factor in the boards decision. He said reaction at the meeting was mixed, but most thought it was the right move. "While some would be reluctant because of their traditional beliefs of the game, they also understood that the safety and the area of skill development were critical issues to consider," said Carson on Saturday. Kelly McClintock, general manager of the Saskatchewan Hockey Association, maintains that bodychecking is a skill that should be taught to children as young and eight and nine. "Our membership has always been very strongly in favour of having bodychecking as early as possible," he said. "Its always been a pretty emotional discussion." He said the association was disappointed, but not surprised that the motion passed. The changes will take effect in the upcoming 2013-14 hockey season, which begins in September. Hockey Canada said the board has agreed to develop a bodychecking standard for coaching, to be implemented in the 2014-15 season. But McClintock says thats putting "the cart before the horse." "For us it was probably a little bit more of a concern over the process, that it happened very quickly in the last three weeks to a month," said McClintock. "I think we have to look at the process that we follow when were going to do something like this." Halifax Mooseheads coach Dominique Ducharme, who is in Saskatoon for the MasterCard Memorial Cup, noted that 11- and 12-year-old kids can vary drastically in size. "The more the players at a younger age can work on their skills, beside wondering about getting body checked and body weight and height difference, I think maybe (in) the long run it might just help develop players with even better skills," he said. But Mooseheads forward Stefan Fournier said bodychecking teaches players an important aspect of the game at an younger age. "When youre a peewee hockey player the games not as fast. It teaches you to learn to keep your head up when youre skating around. That kind of stuff does limit head injuries," said Fournier, a day before hitting the ice at the Memorial Cup final against the Portland Winterhawks. "The games fast and if you have your head down for a split second you can get caught." By Aly Thomson in Halifax and Joshua Clipperton in Saskatoon Maillot Blaise Matuidi . Speaking Thursday on TSN 1050 Thursday, the Leafs GM also touched on the questions surrounding the teams leadership and the struggles of his big-name free-agent signing. “Its not from lack of effort from the coaching staff. Maillot Alexandre Lacazzete . Michell Burger, a woman who lives on an estate next to Pistorius gated community, said she and her husband were awoken by the screams in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 14 last year, when Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp by shooting four times through a door in his bathroom. . Peter Holland and Brad Staubitz were sent to Toronto on Saturday as the Maple Leafs traded defenceman Jesse Blacker and draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks. BUCHANAN, Mich. -- Ken Roczen won the RedBud National on Saturday for his fifth victory in the first six Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship events of the season, sweeping the 450 Class motos.The RCH Suzuki rider from Germany has won 11 of the first 12 motos this season, and likely would have won all 12 had he not had bike issues while leading at Glen Helen. He has 11 career 450 victories.Weve been doing good work over the whole year, Roczen said. I have to give it up to my team because I went from riding maybe the worst bike Ive had all year, we made some changes (going into the moto), to the best bike Ive had all year (in the second moto). We crushed it in that second moto, and I couldnt be happier right now.Kawasakis Eli Tomac was second in both motos. Suzukis Broc Tickle, from Holly, Michigan, was third overall, finishing fourth in the first moto and third in the second. Red Bull KTM factory star Ryan Dungey missed his third event after cracking a vertebra at Thunder Valley.Roczen leads second--place Tomac by 53 points in the season standings with six events left. Maillot Pogba France. Yamahas Cooper Webb raced to his second straight 250 Class victory, sweeping the motos to take the points lead. Fellow Yamaha rider Alex Martin was second overall, finishing third in each moto. Husqvarnas Zach Osborne was third, finishing fifth in the first moto and second in the second.Its definitely not easy (to win). The Nationals are not easy, Webb said. It got rough in that second moto. We all had good starts, so I figured it was going to be a battle, and it was. Everyone was riding well and I knew theyd be right there. Were all going fast and everyone wants to win, so its not like youre going to dominate. Luckily, I was able to get it done today.Webb leads Kawasakis Joey Savatgy by 11 points. Savatgy was seventh overall Saturday. He was second in the first moto and 16th in the second. NFL Jerseys Wholesale China Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Stitched Jerseys China Jerseys Cheap Cheap Jerseys OnlineCheap Jerseys Throwback Cheap NFL Autographed Jerseys ' ' '