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Hi Randall! Your Chez 106 Hockey Hosers Mom here! I’ve been listening to this playback on air for a few weeks now and I wanted to comment. Jakob, whom you’ve met has suffered 2 concussions in his short hockey career. Our problem is that Jakob’s league is not federated by Hockey Ontario, but by Hockey Canada, who have not banned head shots. We are facing a new season in Major Bantam with the aprehension that this is an ever present fact. They are not “sissies” because they enter that ice knowing full well that it could happen and moreso when they’ve been through it. Head shots should be banned altogether from hockey and all sports. It is not a cage match! Thanks, Renée
three times in a night… maybe i should get a life
I’ve got a pretty good handle on this one two. Its the perfect example of he law of un-intended consequenses. Somewhere back in the 1970′s it was mandated in minor hockey that players wear full face covering in the form of very primative wire masks. fewer teeth were lost and slightly fewer eyes were damaged but kds broke their necks at a noticably higher rate. eventually they fixed the helmet and made the masks fit but now it was too late. young players with their heads covered then took licence to bash their equally protected opponents about the head with impunity. The rule makers took a few years to react and by that time a generation of young hockey players were “head shotters” they got to the NHL and another generation imitated them and now all the rules in the world won’t stop it, unless you take the masks off, and wait a generation or two. but you and i know that will never happen, and i’m off to court the french judge right after i get my figure skates sharpened!!