In an effort to promote safer play and minimize the risk of head, neck
and spine injuries, the National Federation of State High School
Associations (NFHS) has clarified the rules on checking from behind in
high school hockey. The changes seek to stem the rising tide of violence in high school hockey, and come in the wake of several
highly publicized catastrophic injuries to players after illegal checks from behind, but is better enforcement the simpler, and better, answer?