A Canadian study finding that the risk of concussion in youth ice hockey leagues that allow body-checking is triple that in leagues that do not, is likely to fuel calls to extend the ban on body-checking to 11- and 12-year-olds playing at the Pee Wee level
Teaching youth hockey players to anticipate collisions by using the "ready" position may reduce the risk of concussions in hockey, say the authors of a first-of-its-kind study
of head impact severity among youth ice hockey players. The study is
reported in the June 2010 journal Pediatrics.
In their last game in the Qwest tour before heading to Vancouver for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the U.S. Women's Hockey Team turned a close game against Finland going into the third period with three goals en route to a satisfying 5-1 rout.
A Canadian study of minor league hockey found that serious misconceptions existed among players, athletes, coaches and parents when it came to understanding the signs and symptoms of concussion and its treatment.
When Angela Ruggiero invited me to come watch her practice with the rest of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Women's Ice Hockey team at Fenway Park in Boston this morning, I could not resist. It was truly a great way to begin what I know is going to be a very special year for me and the Youth Sports Parents team.
Sudden deaths due to ill-timed blows to the chest (commotio cordis) are more common in the nation's fastest growing sport, lacrosse, than in any other sport, according to a new study in the September 2009 journal, Pediatrics.
This revision in Rule 3-3-1 was one of six changes approved by the
National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Ice Hockey
Rules Committee at its April 20-21 meeting in Indianapolis. The changes
were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.