PLYMOUTH, Minn. -- Starting Monday, high school hockey rules are changing.
The Minnesota State High School League announced the swift changes over the weekend, reacting quickly to the recent injuries caused by checking from behind.
Now, players who get called for a check from behind, boarding or head contact will get at least a five-minute major penalty, as opposed to the two minute penalties that have been handed out.
The chqanges come a couple weeks after Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore Jack Jablonski was paralyzed from crashing headfirst into the boards after a check from behind.
Eric Perkins interviewed the head coach at Benilde, Ken Pauly after the rule changes, and got his reaction to the new penalties, and got an update on Jablonski.
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