Mayo clinic to take in-depth look at hockey concussions

Dr. Michael Stuart is concerned about concussions in all levels of hockey, and he is doing something about it. While much has been discussed about the serious injuries in the NHL and what steps the league has taken to try to limit their occurrence, Dr. Stuart and the Mayo Clinic are trying to fix the […]

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Injuries in Minor Hockey–Study by Researchers from the University of Buffalo

A study recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that accidents are more commonly to blame for on-ice amateur-hockey injuries than bodychecking. The findings were based on a five-year study of 3,000 boys aged four to 18 in a youth hockey program in Burlington, Ontario. The study, conducted by researchers from the […]

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Body checking in youth hockey increases injuries threefold, Canadian study finds; Minnesotans gather data

By Susan Perry | Published Wed, Jun 9 2010 9:56 am MinnPost.com Permitting body checking in youth hockey increases the risk of game-related injuries, including concussions, threefold, according to a Canadian study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). That finding will undoubtedly raise concern among the parents of the 35,000 […]

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Letter to the Editor, Ottawa Citizen, Violence and the Injury factor in Hockey

The never ending incidents of on ice-thuggery, including hits to the head, a recent one involving QMJHL star Patrice Cormier, along with other factors including body checking in minor hockey, has turned hockey into our most dangerous game. These horrible incidents smack of everything that is wrong with hockey in our country: poor leadership; elitist […]

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Meeting injuries head-on – Letter to the Editor

From: Emile Therien – To: editorial@reddeeradvocate.com Dear Editor, With much interest, I read this article: Meeting injuries head-on. The never ending incidents of on ice-thuggery, including hits to the head, a recent one involving QMJHL star Patrice Cormier, along with other factors including body checking in minor hockey, has turned hockey into our most dangerous […]

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National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) and National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) team up on campaign to raise concussion awareness

Friday, 09.18.2009 / 5:03 PM / News NHL.com DALLAS, DENVER — Concussions are by far the most common, and one of the most difficult to manage injuries seen in sports today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are between 1.6 million and 3.8 million brain injuries that occur in sports each […]

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Concussion panel recommends ban on hockey fights

The Canadian Press LONDON, Ont. — Fighting should be eliminated from hockey at all levels of the game, according to recommendations released Tuesday from an expert panel dealing with concussions in hockey. “Fighting is one of the known causes of concussion, and may result in the related long-term complications,” the panel’s summary statement says. “Fighting […]

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Brain Injury Association of Canada supports re-introduction of helmet safety bill

GATINEAU, Québec—The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) calls on Canadians to contact their Member of Parliament and declare their support for Private Members Bill C-289, which would amend the Hazardous Products Act so as to prohibit the advertising, sale, or import into Canada, of recreational snow sport helmets that do not meet a national […]

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Ontario Hockey League issues a New Helmet Rule; Players face penalty, suspension if helmet removed before or during fight

From CBC Sports The Ontario Hockey League announced a new rule on Wednesday to address the issue of players losing their helmets during fights, whether intentionally or otherwise. OHL commissioner David Branch had indicated earlier in the week the rule would be implemented, and it is effective beginning with games on Thursday. “If a player […]

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Brain Injury Association of Canada Hails New B.C. Hockey Rule

FOR RELEASE: December 12, 2008 GATINEAU, Québec – The Brain Injury Association of Canada (BIAC) salutes a recent policy requiring all of BC Hockey’s minor hockey coaches and on-ice personnel to wear a Canadian Standards Association approved helmet during all BC Hockey sanctioned events. BIAC congratulates and supports all sporting associations who adopt helmet regulations […]

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