April 2012 TNC
Blue Sharks beat TNC White Sharks to win PLC
SPORTS NO BODY CHECKING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS tournament
The TNC Peewee Lightning and Wolverines finish 3rd and 4th
TNC Peewee Hornets win
Burlington Tournament The TNC Peewee Hornets beat in the final the TNC Redhawks to win the Burlington Tournament.
The TNC Bantam Wolverines finish 2nd and the Bantam Sharks finish 3rd with the RedHawks finishing 5th.
WELCOME TO THE NEWEST GAME IN TOWN…
THE TORONTO NON-CONTACT HOCKEY LEAGUE (TNCHL)
TOP LEVEL HOCKEY WITH OUR CHILDREN'S
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING IN MIND
OHF is removing
body checking from Select hockey
TNC Hockey NEWS May 4,
The 2nd TNC
OHF is removing
body checking from Select hockey at ALL age levels
We just became aware
that the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), which oversees all the leagues in the
GTA is removing body checking from Select hockey at ALL age levels, effective
immediately for the 2011-12 season.
This is encouraging
news as it shows that the concerns that led to the creation of TNC Hockey are
getting wider acceptance. Our objective has always been to raise awareness of
the concerns regarding body checking and to demonstrate that skilled hockey
doesn't need it. The wording of the OHF
press release (click here to view) makes it sound like they've been reading
our webpage pretty carefully - it advocates
a safer "good old hockey game" aimed at developing skills without
We still feel
TNC Hockey has an important place in Toronto as it was created to provide a
no body checking option for all AAA, AA,A and select players.
We have attracted many A, AA and AAA players who want to play at a higher level
than Select and are not interested in also having to play house league (as is
required by the NYHL).
TNC Hockey's focus on promoting a fun, competitive and sportsmanlike environment
is still unique.
It's great to see
a positive change for kids across Ontario, and our thanks go to all of our parents
and players for helping make it happen!
If you have any
questions, our administrator Mary Ann Cattral can be reached at
Bodychecking a leading cause of injury in youth hockey: study (2009)
"We reviewed nine studies from Canada, nine from the U.S. and two from Finland, and the findings from all but one support recommendations that children should play in non-contact hockey leagues until they are at least at the bantam level", said Alison Macpherson, a professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York.