The whole 'no checking until Bantams' was a ploy to keep more kids (meaning more revenue) in the sport longer. This doctor, that study, the health of the kids brains...what a crock. Under no circumstances can you make the case for waiting until the size differential of the players is at it's ultimate! There are 4'9" 120 pound kids and 6'3" 190 pound kids at Bantams. Never since or never again will the difference be that large.
the town hockey board is over on the other page buddy. select league's won't go for the no checking at bantams. look for a break away from usa hockey again for select programs.
They should have done it when they took away checking at the PeeWee levels. If they didn't do it there, they won't do it over this. They want to compete in the Nationals tournaments. So they won't leave because they take checking out of Bantams.