Is hockey a full contact sport?

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Field Hockey is a non-contact sport in theory, but like any physical competition like that, there will be some jostling and player-on-player contact. However, any deliberate or serious contact can be quite severely penalised; accidental contact will often be treated like any other offense of that sort.

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not even close. No one has died playing hockey in the NHL or it's minor leagues and very few have died playing in junior, university and international leagues.

The most dangerous is probably either Formula One racing which has more than 40 or 50 deaths. Or maybe Motorcycle Racing which has more than 100 deaths over the various circuits.

Also, if you're just talking in terms of degrading health effects, then the NFL probably has it beat with the number of registered debilitating conditions, concussions, paralyzing spinal injuries, and broken major bones claimed by former players.

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