Hockey Canada bans hitting at all Peewee Levels
Posted by CMHA Administrator on Jun 03 2013 at 03:49PM PDT
Hockey Canada has removed hitting for all Peewee levels and below effective for the 2013 and 2014 season.
Body-checking rule change approved at 2013 Hockey Canada Annual General Meeting
• A modification to playing rule 6.2b was approved, removing body-checking from Peewee levels and below within leagues governed by Hockey Canada, starting in 2013-14.
o In addition to this rule change, a work group has been directed to build a mandatory national checking and instructional resource program to support the progressive implementation of checking skills at the Novice to Peewee levels to better prepare players for body-checking at the Bantam and Midget level.