Body Checking Removed From 03 MD Hockey, News (St. Catharines CYO Hurricanes)

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Body Checking Removed From 03 MD Hockey
Submitted By Hurricanes Admin on Saturday, April 23, 2016
Alliance Hockey Member Associations voted last Wednesday to remove Body Checking from Minor Development (MD) Hockey, beginning with 03 MD Minor Bantam division for the upcoming 2016-17 season. This will progress through subsequent seasons until Body Checking is totally removed from Minor Development Hockey. Those teams currently playing Body Checking will continue to do so as it has been “grandfathered” in. Therefore Bantam, Minor Midget and Midget will remain as they are with Body Checking permitted.

“This decision will allow skilled players an opportunity to participate at a level of competition above recreational house league and will still allow for body contact but will see the elimination of body checking", said Tony Martindale, Executive Director of ALLIANCE Hockey.

The St. Catharines CYO Hurricanes will now offer a safer alternative to Rep/Travel hockey, within the Hockey Canada family, beginning with the 03 Minor Bantam team this year. We will continue to offer all the same family friendly programing; NO MORNING PRACTICES, WEEKEND GAMES and NO BODY CHECKING TRAVEL HOCKEY.  Strong emphasis will still be placed on skills development through specialty clinics and power skating. So what are you waiting for…… come on out to Hurricanes tryouts and see why we are "St. Catharines Best Kept Secret"

Tryout information is available in the TRYOUTS tab above.
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