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L: Late Avoidable Hit

USA Hockey continues to place an emphasis on the proper execution of a body check with the focus on being separating the opponent from the puck.  Tactics used in delivering a body check that include intimidation or punishment are not acceptable and are part of the Body Checking Standard of Play.  One such area is the action of “finishing the check” whereby a player delivers a late, avoidable body check to an opponent who no longer has possession and control of the puck.