Peewee Body Checking Clinic with Winnipeg Blues, Nov 1, 2013

– Minor Peewee & Peewee Coaches –

Body Checking Clinic, November 1, 2013

Hockey Winnipeg/Winnipeg Blues Junior A Hockey

In association with the Winnipeg Blues Junior A Hockey club, Hockey Winnipeg will be offering a series of specialty coaching clinics.  This is a new initiative to offer mentorship to the Winnipeg hockey community through the Winnipeg Blues Junior A mentorship program and Hockey Winnipeg.

These free clinics will cover a number of hot topic issues in an interactive environment.  On ice clinics will be hosted by the Winnipeg Blues coaching staff and will include Winnipeg Blues players and minor hockey players demonstrating these topics.

The first topic covered will be body checking and body contact.  All coaches involved with Minor Peewee and Peewee aged teams are invited to take part in a one (1) hour on ice session to learn the necessary skills to instruct their players how to properly receive and pursue a hit.  Topics covered will include: teaching players how to execute stick checks, sweep checks, angling as well as how to give and take a check.

In light of the modification to Hockey Canada playing rule 6.2b, removing body-checking from Peewee levels and below, we feel it is important that minor coaches be properly instructed on the difference between body checking versus body contact so they can provide better instruction for their players.

The first session will take place on Friday, November 1st from 5:50pm-6:50pm at the MTS Iceplex.  Following the on ice session, coaches are invited to attend the 7:30pm Winnipeg Blues game versus OCN Blizzard.  Tickets for all participants will be made available at the door FREE of charge.

All coaches interested in taking part in this opportunity are asked to send an email to Lindsay at including their name, address, phone number and area association/team they will be coaching with for the 2013-2014 Season.  Limited spaces will be made available for this session, so coaches are advised to register early to ensure their spot in the clinic.  For participation in this event, coaches will be required to bring skates, helmet, gloves and stick.

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posted: Oct 22, 2013