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
Kelly Lyons and Don Hay send us this about their 14 yr old son and the TNCHL:
We are so excited to hear news of the TNCHL! We think it's fantastic and
long over-due. Our son is currently playing A-level hockey and is a
skilled, tall defense player who enjoys every aspect of the game
except hitting and body checking. There are teams in his division who
focus on delivering hits and he really doesn’t enjoy games when
hitting becomes a focus.
We are sickened by parents and coaches cheering for hard hits more than
they cheer for teamwork, nice plays, good goals, nice defensive moves,
If our son had been a year younger, he would, without hesitation,
try out this month for the TNCHL, but since he is too old, he will move to house league next year
where he can
enjoy the game without fearing he'll be slammed by someone and enjoy
life balance of fewer games per week. We applaud what you are doing
and will keep our eyes open for news of try-outs in the TNCHL for
older children in the future. We are glad to hear this
option is becoming available to the many young people who deserve a
league where they can compete without fear of being hurt.
Kelly Lyons and Don Hay,
parents of a 14 year old hockey player
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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.