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Go watch a college game. Checking has basically been outlawed and any big (but clean) hit is an automatic penalty.
Funny thing now is they were calling hits to the head a couple years ago at all levels but it seems like its all OK again as long as it's not too hard or the kid doesn't collapse into a puddle.
Either contact to the head is illegal or it isn't. Which is it???
That's why they get hurt because they don't know how to give a check and take one!!!