In the highly competitive world of hockey, every edge counts, and surprisingly, one significant factor that could influence a player’s development and success is their birth month. This phenomenon, often referred to as the “Relative Age Effect” (RAE), has profound implications in the world of youth sports, particularly in hockey.
In hockey, fighting isn’t seen as a way to injure someone, like it would be in “real life”. There is a code of sportsmanship in hockey that goes beyond the rules of the game.
When that code is broken, players will square off against the offender in defense of themselves or a teammate.