CHARLOTTETOWN - Hockey Canada has voted to remove bodychecking from peewee hockey across the country.
Spokesman André Brin says the motion passed today at a meeting in Charlottetown, with only Saskatchewan voting against banning bodychecking.
Brin says the board of directors has agreed to develop a bodychecking standard for coaching to be implemented in the 2014-15 hockey season.
Earlier this month, both Hockey Alberta and Hockey Nova Scotia voted to remove bodychecking for their peewee players, who are typically 11 and 12 years old.
Quebec had also already banned bodychecking at the peewee level.