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Body checking is the cause of 86 percent of all hockey injuries in children between the ages of nine and 15. Although body checking is a common part of ice hockey, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests players aged 15 and under refrain from checking.

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Last Updated
5/11/2013
Source
A Minute for Kids
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