Re: Inline hockey contact (hitting)
Some of you guys made some great points... but lets not get confused between hitting and contact. Body contact will happen when players play the puck and bump shoulder to shoulder fighting for it. Hitting is strictly to play the body first and the puck is an after thought.
I used to want hitting, but now I see it is impossible to do. The age / size differences alone would serious injuries. We have a couple of small 16-17 kids that are 5'5 140lbs on our team... I have 100 lbs on them, I am 6'1 240+ and I am not the biggest in the league... There are plenty of guys 6'3 that can fly and could hurt someone...
I dont want refs calling it to tight... Let us play the puck, bump... but I would hate to see this turn into a basketball game of fouling out. Overall I thought last year was called fair and good.
Long Island 495ers #28
Hofstra - D1 Assistant Coach / B Team Head Coach