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New Return-to-Play Concussion Rules Highlight Ice Hockey Rules Changes for 2010-11

New return-to-play rules for concussions rules highlight changes by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) for the 2010-2011 high school ice hockey season.

Concussion Risk in Youth Ice Hockey Triples When Body-Checking Allowed

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

Anticipating Body-Checks May Reduce Youth Ice Hockey Concussion Risk: Study

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.

NHL Ban on Blindside Hits Deserves Ringing of Cow Bell

If you have been following ice hockey, as I have been this year, you probably know that the sport has a concussion problem, more specifically a head-hunting problem.

Vancouver Olympics Next Stop For U.S. Women's Hockey Team

Four Time Olympian Angela RuggieroIn 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.

Concussion Knowledge Needed In Minor League Hockey

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. 

Ice Hockey at Fenway: 2010 U.S. Women's Olympic Hockey Team Practices In Shadow of Green Monster

Brooke de Lench and Angela Ruggiero at Fenway ParkWhen 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.

Lacrosse Has Highest Death Rate From Ill-Timed Blows To Chest

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.

2008-09 High School Ice Hockey Rules Changes Announced

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.
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