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'Jack's Pledge' started to get hockey players to commit to playing safe

The Minneapolis Hockey Association is hoping to get as many hockey players, ages four and up, to sign "Jack's Pledge." The goal is to get hockey players to commit to playing safe in tribute to 16-year-old Jack Jablonski, who was paralyzed after being checked from behind.
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The Minneapolis Hockey Association is hoping to get as many hockey players, ages four and up, to sign "Jack's Pledge." The goal is to get hockey players to commit to playing safe in tribute to 16-year-old Jack Jablonski, who was paralyzed after being checked from behind.

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