Banning bodychecks at Peewee a no-brainer


A "AA PeeWee" boys hockey game between the Stars and Twins is played at the Pioneer Arena in Winnipeg Thursday February 02, 2012. (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI Agency)


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There's a part of me that wants to be upset about Hockey Canada's decision to ban body checking at the Peewee level.

As someone who played contact hockey from the age of 11 until the age of nearly 35 (just three years ago), I always loved the physical aspect of the game.

Checking was one of the few things I was always pretty good at (insert joke about my stone hands here but it's true, over time I found my fingers were much better at typing than scoring goals).