Chart: Culture change in Minnesota hockey

  • Updated: January 7, 2013 - 9:31 PM

CULTURE CHANGE IN MINNESOTA HOCKEY

DEC. 30, 2011

Benilde-St. Margaret's forward Jack Jablonski is paralyzed by a check from behind into the boards in a junior varsity game.

JANUARY 2012

Minnesota State High School League makes unprecedented midseason change -- stiffer penalties on dangerous hits in boys' and girls' hockey. Checking from behind, boarding and contact to the head penalties all result in 5-minute major penalties. The opposing team can score as many power-play goals as possible in that span.

APRIL 2012

National Federation of State High School Associations tables Minnesota's request to make 5-minute major penalty model standard throughout the country, citing need for more data. However, NFHS strengthens language for hits into the boards or goal frame. Those penalties draw automatic ejections. Minnesota is not affected.

JUNE 2012

Minnesota Hockey, which oversees 40,000 youth players, votes 18-6 to maintain stiffer penalties for dangerous hits. The group's safety committee had recommended going back to its previous structure, igniting a passionate debate.

NOVEMBER 2012

First full season of tougher penalties in Minnesota high school hockey begins.

DAVID LA VAQUE

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

Miami - LP: M. Dunn 1 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: D. Carpenter 3
Arizona - WP: T. Cahill 7 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: P. Strop 5
San Francisco - WP: J. Machi 12 FINAL
Colorado - LP: C. Bettis 10
Texas - WP: M. Perez 3 FINAL
Oakland - LP: S. Gray 0
Houston - LP: J. Fields 3 FINAL
Seattle - WP: F. Rodney 5
Cincinnati 1 Bottom 3rd Inning
Pittsburgh 1
LA Angels 0 Bottom 3rd Inning
Washington 1
Kansas City 2 Bottom 3rd Inning
Cleveland 2
Baltimore 1 Top 3rd Inning
Toronto 6
Chicago WSox 2 Bottom 3rd Inning
Detroit 0
St. Louis 1 Top 3rd Inning
NY Mets 0
Minnesota 0 Top 3rd Inning
Tampa Bay 1
NY Yankees 0 Bottom 2nd Inning
Boston 2
San Diego - T. Ross 7:10 PM
Milwaukee - K. Lohse
Philadelphia - C. Hamels 9:10 PM
Los Angeles - Z. Greinke
Charlotte 27 2nd Qtr 7:27
Miami 36
Dallas 7:00 PM
San Antonio
Portland 8:30 PM
Houston
Pittsburgh 3 2nd Prd
Columbus 1
Anaheim 7:00 PM
Dallas
St. Louis 8:30 PM
Chicago
Houston 0 1st Half 30:00
Red Bull New York 1

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: Should Wild's Matt Cooke be suspended for his Game 3 kneeing hit?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters

ADVERTISEMENT

 
Close