spearing


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Jabbing/stabbing an opponent with a hockey stick blade, which carries an automatic major penalty and game misconduct
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spearing

Sports medicine–ice hockey A penalty which occurs when a player illegally jabs, or attempts to jab, his stick blade into another player's body. See Sports medicine.
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(http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2013/may/01/newcastle-jay-spearing-liverpool-bolton?CMP=twt_gu) The Guardian believes that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has monitored the form of Spearing and believes the midfielder would be the perfect player to add some much needed bite to his struggling side.
Bolton boss Owen Coyle is keen to add a central midfielder to his squad, and has received a glowing reference on Spearing from former Liverpool assistant manager Sammy Lee, who is now head of academy coaching at the Reebok Stadium.
Spearing was also quizzed by Brian Doctor QC, for Amrac, about an internal email from David Henderson at Hills asking him to "take up" with Coral why they were taking pictures of a meeting at Kempton off Sky TV when that track had signed exclusively with TurfTV.
False -- It is illegal--leading with the top of the head is called spearing.