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When can u check in hockey?

Last Updated: 19th February, 2020

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USA Hockey, the United States' governing body for the sport, allowed checking at the Pee Wee level (ages 11-12) but raised it to the Bantam level (ages 13-14) in the 2011-'12 season. Hockey Canada increased the age for legal checking to the Bantam level starting in the 2013-'14 season.

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Beside this, what hits are illegal in hockey?

Illegal checking Charging, hitting from behind and boarding are examples of illegal hits. Charging occurs when a player takes three or more strides going into the check, and sometimes includes leaving the feet to deliver the hit. Boarding is when a check violently throws a defenseless player into the boards.

Likewise, why is there no hitting in women's hockey? As a result of the rule, the women's game has now evolved and been played for 25+ years without body checking and you can see the difference in the style. Compared to a typical NHL game the women's game allows for uninterrupted play making, more flow, and far less icing.

Similarly, you may ask, what is a clean hit in hockey?

A clean hit is a hit where the attacking player hits a player that puts himself in a prone position prior to the hit. It is then up to the referees to determine whether or not it is a clean hit, or a dirty hit that results in a penalty. The player that gets hit always sees it coming in a clean hit.

Why do hockey players check?

Checking occurs when a defensive player crashes into the opponent who's handling the puck, leading with the hip or shoulder, and resulting in a violent collision. The contact is intended to separate the player from the puck or simply disrupt the play. It's also about intimidation.

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