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Playing Defense in non-contact play is more difficult than when contact is permitted since you are unable to surprise the opponent with a good hit taking him/her out of play. The way to play defense is similar but relies much more on poke-checking and being more passive than playing the body.
This is one of the questions I see quite often posted on ask yahoo. Am I too old to start playing hockey?
The answer is simple - absolutely not!
This is an interesting question and it does happen from time to time in hockey games, especially ones where there is alot of physical play.