Ruling out the backhand in mid-level and junior hockey may not be the way to make it safer, says our columnist
Safety must, of course, be paramount in our sport, especially when considering junior players. Accidents will happen in sport as in life and some with truly tragic consequences, the impact of which must never be underestimated.
Is banning the use of the reverse stick the right response?
At the highest level, the tomahawk creates an exciting element of the game, and the players are of a quality where they have control over the skill and indeed the defenders are aware of what is happening and position themselves accordingly.
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