bodychecking

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  • verb Present participle of bodycheck.

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Examples

  • Jude had begun making life hell for Manuel in any and every way he could: spitting on his seat in class, bodychecking him in the hallway, or “accidentally” squirting him with ketchup at lunchtime.

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  • Jude had begun making life hell for Manuel in any and every way he could: spitting on his seat in class, bodychecking him in the hallway, or “accidentally” squirting him with ketchup at lunchtime.

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  • "If they can't take the hitting, maybe they should change professions, because last time I looked this was a physical game and bodychecking was allowed," said Devils coach Larry Robinson.

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  • The decision to allow bodychecking in minor hockey is unquestionably jeopardizing this wonderful sport by turning it into our most dangerous game.

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  • This study suggests a case can be made for raising the bodychecking age and for limiting bodychecking leagues across the board.

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  • A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests accidents are more commonly to blame for on-ice amateur-hockey injuries than bodychecking.

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  • A landmark study released last June revealed that 11- and 12-year-old hockey players in leagues that allow bodychecking are 2.5 times more likely to get hurt and 3.5 times more likely to suffer a concussion.

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  • "The fact is that the vast majority of concussions, and hockey injuries overall, at all levels of play, are caused by legal bodychecking," wrote Dr. Syd Johnson of Dalhousie University in Halifax.

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  • Dr. Emery estimates that if bodychecking was not permitted in peewee hockey, this would reduce the risk by over 1,000 injuries and 400 concussions among the nearly 9,000 peewee level players in Alberta.

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  • Regardless of whether most injuries are intentional or not, the sad and harsh reality is that minor hockey is plagued with a serious injury factor and bodychecking is responsible for a disproportionately large number of those injuries, including concussions.

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