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: [email protected] 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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