If anyone who posts here besides me regularly sees college men's games they will know that those referees do a much better job of protecting players from serious injury than what you see in the women's game (and boy's high school too for that matter). It has become quite common for players to get 5 - and either a game misconduct or a game DQ - for checking from behind resulting in a player going head first into the boards. In this case I was standing close to right above where the hit happened, and I immediately thought that a major was very possible, although not assured because it wasn't an intentional hard hit. I was OK with the call for that reason (although I don't think the timing of the call late in a close game should have any bearing on it). But I always HATE witnessing those types of plays, no matter which teams are playing, because those types of infractions can result in a lifelong, very serious injury for the player getting hit.