stop signs?????

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    why is it that on almost every lower level hockey jersey in canada there are stop signs on the back below the neck whole?????
     
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    Aw, beat me to it.:)
     
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    refering to the back patches on most Canadian Minor Hockey and some USA hockey teams? Its to help prevent checking from behind. I think they should be mandatory
     
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    Its a good idea but definitely not a cure-all. There's still too many checks from behind in kids hockey I'm finding. My son's league probably saw on average one player every second game receiving game misconducts for checking from behind at the pee-wee level.
     
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    Great question, I had always wondered the same thing.
     
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    I think they're a great idea. Seapine Software sponsors the STOP program for the Cincinnati Amatuer Hockey Association. All PeeWee players and up have a STOP sign on their jerseys.

    I agree also with the too many checks from behind comment. Unfortunately I think the NHL bears a significatn blame on this one. It seems like every game I watched this season I saw at least one ugly check from behind right in front of a ref that went uncalled. Unfortunately the kids try to emulate the stars and when they see the big boys checking from behind with no consequence they feel they should do the same.

    As a coach I don't tolerate it. This is on the very short list of things that will set me off on a ref or one of my players. i will not hesitate to bench a player that checks from behind.
     
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    Back in the day, I lead the league in misconducts for checking from behind. Thank God nobody got hurt, but in my warped adolescent mind, I just didn't care. Not sure if a stop sign would've helped, I probably needed a good ass kicking.
     
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