Junior Hockey Players learning the Wrong Skills
Kitchener Rangers' player, Ben Fanelli, is in critical but stable condition in hospital after the hit by Mike Liambus of the Erie Otters on Friday.
Yes, we see these kinds of hits all to often in the NHL, but is this what the Junior players are learning?
Mike Liambus was apparently very shaken up by the results of his hard hit on Ben, and maybe that will stop him from ever making that kind of hit again. He received a match penalty and was ejected from the game for the boarding penalty.
It doesn't help Ben, or his family, who must sit by and watch to see if their son, brother, grandson will recuperate fully from a fractured skull and facial bones. Fanelli's mother reportedly fainted upon seeing her son lying on the ice and had to be revived.
Is it time the rules for hockey in general were rewritten? We see the hits all too often in the NHL, will it take a death before the rules are rewritten?