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Fighting, Poison Injections and Player Safety

March 18, 2023

According to a recent article in The Hockey News, the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, with the full blessing of the Quebec government and Hockey Canada, will likely be banning fighting beginning with the upcoming 2023-24 season. “The QMJHL is planning to have a rule in place that will ban fighting, making it black and white that it is no longer a part of our game,” said a league spokesperson.

In its gradual lead-up to the ban, the league already added a 10-minute misconduct in addition to the traditional five-minute major for fighting. The Ontario Hockey League is on a similar track. In 2016, the OHL instituted a three-fight maximum and any player faced a two-game suspension for each subsequent fight.

Proponents of the ban cite brain-trauma issues such as CTE.

I have no strong opinions one way or the other. As far as I’m concerned, if two guys want to fight, who cares? But the same league that says it’s worried about player safety is the same league that forced players and staff to take genocidal poison injections (can we just stop calling them “vaccines”?) or lose their jobs. They wouldn’t even allow anyone to volunteer at the recent Memorial Cup in Saint John without having taken them.

As we know, those injections are dangerous and potentially lethal. So many who have taken them, especially athletes, are dropping dead at an alarming rate. Those who survive are at high risk for life-altering and permanent side effects down the road. Strokes. Heart attacks. Brain aneurysms. Bell’s palsy. Guillian-Barré syndrome. Autoimmune disorders. Blood clots. The list goes on. And there is no cure. No antidote. Once you’ve taken those shots, there’s no going back. Yet even public health officials admit that kids in that age group were at no risk at all of dying from the virus the injections were supposed to protect them from.

If they want to ban fighting in junior hockey, be my guest.

But get off your high horse of morality.

It’s not about player safety. And they know it.

They just don’t want to admit it.

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