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I'd never thought I'd see the day where the sport itself was trying to legislate the idea of hitting at the upper levels of hockey. But here we are. The World Juniors Hockey Tournament is just getting underway as of the writing of this blog post. The IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) decided to implement the new Late Hit Rule, or Rule #153, into its first major contest with the World Juniors. Many people who play and referee have pointed out the concerning language from the new Late Hit Rule. From the IIHF Rulebook: A late hit constitutes a bodycheck...

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