Just my personal observation. I enjoy women's LaCrosse more than men's. Maybe it has something to do with a daughter who played the sport. But I see a lot more strategy with passing and moving the ball than I see in the men's version-- which is basically ice hockey on the grass complete with the body contact and occasional fights.
Somehow, I just don't see the beauty and grace of women's LaCrosse carrying over into ice hockey. Why do you suppose that is?
posted on 10/04/2012 7:09:10 AM PDT
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I don’t know; are you allowed to beat the hell out of people in field hockey? It comprises an awful lot of ice hockey strategy.
posted on 10/04/2012 7:33:55 AM PDT
The womens’ ice hockey game varies from mens’ ice hockey games on different levels in that contact is more restricted. Body checking, for example, is a penalty where in the mens’ game it is an important part of strategy. I think youth hockey has an age limit, too, when body checking can start. I'm not too familiar with lacrosse so I can't respond to a direct comparison.
my son is a junior at Syracuse and plays on their Division I club team. they don’t have an NCAA men’s ice hockey team because of TITLE IX, but they do have a women’s NCAA team. when he played in HS for his all male Catholic HS they would play some co-ed teams and it just annoyed the crap out of me. Yes, they do check at HS level but what guy is going to go up and knock a girl flying? not many, so girls really have no business on boy hockey teams.
posted on 10/04/2012 7:44:57 AM PDT
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