Hockey Concussions

Hockey Player's Brain Donated For Research

CP | Stephen Whyno, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

Before concussions were a hot-button topic in hockey, Steve Montador knew all about the impact of head injuries. Five years ago, while he was stil...

Players Suing NHL Over Concussions

CP | Frederic J. Frommer, The Associated Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada

WASHINGTON - Ten former National Hockey League players, including all-star forward Gary Leeman, claimed in a class-action lawsuit that the league hasn...

Russian Hockey Player Dies After Hit To The Head

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada

Russian hockey player Dmitry Uchaykin has died a few days after being hit in the head during a Kazakh Hockey Federation playoff game. Uchakyin who...

If You Care About NHL Hockey, Demand a Ban on Fighting

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 03.13.2013 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

The NHL and NHLPA need to get serious about the two real problems sure to destroy the game: concussions and fighting. It's time to end the culture of fighting once and for all with a zero-tolerance rule: You fight, you're out.

Ouch: Concussions Among Varsity Hockey Players More Common Than Reported

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - The occurrence of brain-rattling concussions among both elite male and female hockey players appears to be much higher than reported, sugges...

SavvyMom Roundup: Scary Reminders, Organic Debates and Sound Technology

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 11.14.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

My youngest has a concussion and has been in lockdown at home for the past few days. My friend Sarah's boy had a much more serious accident, however. I mention this today because of all the things that crossed my desk this week, the impact this accident had on all of us at Savvy HQ made everything else seem trivial -- or marginal at best.

Should Bodychecking be Banned?

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 04.01.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

A local Canadian association has banned bodychecking from hockey and some kid is feeling cheated. Come on, guys. You're not helping your sons (or daughters) with this initiative. You're only trapping them by stripping the game they love of one of its most essential assets.

John-Michael Liles, Shea Weber Sidelined

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.26.2012 | Canada

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber is out indefinitely with a concussion.The team said Tuesday the all-star defenceman suffered...

Sidney Crosby Brings Concussions Into Sharp Focus

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2012 | Canada

TORONTO - Sidney Crosby, Claude Giroux, Chris Pronger — the names of NHL players sidelined by concussion have been piling up like combatants in a be...

Stop The Violence And Play Hockey: Medical Journal

CBC | Posted 02.18.2012 | Canada

Fighting in hockey should be stopped because it leads to head trauma that causes progressive brain damage, says an editorial in the Canadian Medical A...

B.C. Concussion Law Would Force Players To Leave Game

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.17.2012 | Canada

VICTORIA - B.C. Liberal backbencher Moira Stilwell has proposed legislation she says will help prevent concussions in youth athletes.Stilwell's privat...

Bill Aimed At Concussions In Amateur Sports

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A New Democrat MP has for the second time tabled a private member's bill aimed at reducing concussions in amateur sport.Glenn Thibeault says ...