Sunday, June 16, 2024

Reply To: Tomahawk Rule


Agreed that the rules for danger should accommodate what Robert correctly did in the game he umpired. What is needed is widespread advocacy on applying the rules by umpires and education of coaches before the start of each hockey season so that the Tomahawk / Low Reverse Side Hit technique that is dangerous to both opponents and teammates is dramatically reduced and eliminated at all levels of hockey. For example, when indoor hockey changed and firmly applied the rule that stops the ball being blasted through an opponent who is within 3m with a flat stick, that element of danger was eliminated in indoor hockey.