Non Body Checking Hockey 2016-17


At the April 13, 2016 General Meeting, Hockey Edmonton voted on a motion which will have an immediate, positive impact on hockey in the Bantam and Midget divisions of play. Effective in the 2016-17 hockey season, Hockey Edmonton and its Clubs and Districts will offer body checking in the Divisions of Bantam and Midget only in categories of play that participate in Provincial Championships - specifically AAA, AA, A, and B. Bantam and Midget Tiers 1 and 2 will now be referenced as A and B respectively and compete in Hockey Alberta Provincial Championships in these categories. All remaining categories of play in Edmonton Federation Hockey League Bantam and Midget divisions will be referenced as Community Hockey programs and renumbered accordingly (e.g. 1, 2, 3).

All Hockey Edmonton Community Hockey programs will be non body checking categories of play.

For a memo from Hockey Edmonton's President, Mark Doram, to EFHL Interlock Members please click here

 

Resources

Hockey Edmonton - Press Release (April 19, 2016)

Hockey Alberta - Non-Body Checking Options Study

Dr. Carolyn Emery Study

 

For information on Checking Skill development, visit Hockey Edmonton's Checking Skills webpage.

For Player Safety resources, visit Hockey Edmonton's Player Safety Resources webpage. 

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