Proposal Calls for Eliminating Bodychecking in Peewee Hockey
Responding to the hue and cry for safer youth sports, the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) has weighed in with a proposed ban on bodychecking in youth hockey in Calgary.
Specifically, the CPS wants it eliminated from the peewee leagues, where in the past it had first been introduced.
The impetus for the policy change was a result of recently compared injury research data in peewee hockey between Calgary and Montreal, where more conservative measures are imposed. Calgary’s injury level was three times higher, according to Dr. Andrew Lynk, the President-elect of the CPS.