Over the years we have witnessed countless and unnecessary injuries when players race back and battle first to touch the puck either to cause or prevent an icing call. For the future safety of players and to eliminate unnecessary injuries at all levels of hockey, touch up icing needs to be banned. We just watched the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championships which rules automatic icing if a player from the opposing team shot the puck from his team’s side of centre ice. It sure did not take away from the quality of tournament play!