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We're Changing the Culture of Body Checking

By USA Hockey, 09/04/19, 5:00PM MDT


USA Hockey is committed to creating a safe and fair environment for all participants. Respect for the game, opponents, coaches, and officials is a critical part of that environment and it covers several different aspects of sportsmanship and fair play. This Declaration of Safety, Fair Play and Respect will guide a change in culture as to what is considered to be acceptable/unacceptable body checking and competitive contact at all levels of play.

Please take a moment to watch this video for examples of acceptable and unacceptable body checking.