Body Checking in Defris

Our National Player Development Director – Ryan O’Handley,  supported by our Chief Medical Officer – Dr Dan George, presented research into the effects of body checking on younger age players.

The Board of IHA has resolved that in the interests of player safety, we will implement the changes detailed in the bulletin for the Defris 2018 championship. These changes are closely aligned to the upcoming IIHF rule book.

Video examples of the new definitions can be found here.  
As the videos are nearly 80MB in size, we recommend that you download the videos for viewing offline.