Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal


Tracey Oh


Citing recent on-ice incidents, this article argues that the level of violence in the National Hockey League (NHL) has grown out of control. The NHL's sanctions have been unable to deter the steadily increasing amount of violence in the sport. The article argues that allowing courts to intervene and impose criminal sanctions against on-ice offenders would send a strong message to the players, and promote a sense of social responsibility.