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Its not going to work unless it is noncontact in the wink wink sense. If not, would the refs now have to call penalties for any type of contact? Not feasible, but I understand the rationale, which is noncontact hockey is better that no hockey at all - at least for the rink owners.
Impossible to play no contact. I can only assume it'll be no checking.
son played a bantam level, no checking tournament in Canada last year. It can be done but might lead to a lot of "Johnny Dangle" action among the better players. No checking made the middle school league he played in basically unwatchable.
Coached for over 25 years all levels. I don't understand the no-check critics.
The game should be played EXACTLY the same way, its just that players can't FINISH their checks. Positioning, angling, resistance, and yes even contact is allowed. You just can run anyone (legally).
If your experience is different then you are simply being taught wrong.