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“Outrageous.”

“Ludicrous.”

“Damaging to long-term development.”

Hockey Twitter did not react kindly when the news of the proposed OHL bodychecking ban dropped Oct. 30. Debate followed on whether the ruling was final, but Lisa MacLeod, the Ontario Minister of Sport, quickly clarified that a negotiation was not happening. The decision was made in the name of reducing players’ risk of COVID-19 transmission, and the decision was final.

“Our public health officials have been clear – prolonged or deliberate contact while playing sports is not permitted,” she tweeted.



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