Based on a commitment to create a safe and fair environment for all participants, USA Hockey recently ratified its Declaration of Safety, Fair Play and Respect. The intent of this new initiative is "to create a culture that eliminates: 1) hits to the head, 2) hits from behind and 3) late hits." USA Hockey Executive Director Pat Kelleher announced this initiative via an overview video:
The information on this program will be disseminated with all MIHOA members as important points-of-emphasis, and the following video highlighting specific elements of the initiative should be viewed by the entire hockey community.
According to the full program information, "the onus on modifying the culture lies with everyone in the game, from players, coaches and officials to media, parents, fans and administrators."
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