Emily began writing for Sportsnet in 2014. She grew up on a steady diet of hockey and later adopted football as her second love. She’s never met a dog she doesn’t want to pet.
What science says about COVID-19 and bodychecking in hockey
There’s no doubt that contact sports are in a difficult position, especially as health officials continue to advocate physical distancing as the most effective weapon against COVID-19. But from a scientific perspective, the move to eliminate bodychecking begs the question: Does it actually increase a player’s likelihood of contracting the virus?