@WizardOfDocs @rockario Yeah, my Dad who grew up in rural Ontario a generation or half a generation after Steve Smith says it is about playing clean; you have to raise your stick up off the ice to cross-check someone. I could get more detail from him if you want.
Or we could ask his son, who streams on Twitch or ask in Steve Smith's Patreon
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