Category Archives: nhl

June .2 .2016

Championing Brain Injury Awareness

Five years ago, a young hockey player at the top of his game sustained a couple of heavy blows to his head. The resulting concussion was devastating – sidelining his career and putting his health in...
May .12 .2016

Neurologist Tackles NFL Brain Injuries

There’s no denying that the NFL has a serious issue with concussions. After years of trying to sweep it under the rug, they’ve since come around to establishing procedures for dealing with concussed...
April .3 .2015

28% of Hockey Helmets Unsafe

A Virginia Tech study concludes that at least 28% of all hockey helmets are unsafe to wear based on their ability to prevent concussions. These tests include helmets worn by both the NHL and youth...
July .30 .2014

Time For a Hockey Helmet Makeover?

Football has adopted a new standardized system for rating a helmet’s effectiveness in protecting against concussions. It has been credited with helping parents and players make better decisions about...
March .28 .2014

Blood Tests the Future of Concussion Diagnosis

A simple blood test may be all it takes to diagnose a concussion, according to new research out of Sweden. The study identified total tau protein (T-tau) as the unique biomarker able to confirm...
February .12 .2014

First Concussion Alters "Microstructure" of Brain in Young Athletes

Research led by Canadian concussion specialist Dr. Paul Echlin proves that all it takes is one concussion to alter the brains of young athletes.
February .5 .2014

Gino Odjick's Fight with Mental Illness

It’s been 12 years since Canucks fan favourite Gino Odjick played in the NHL. He was a left-winger known for fighting, not goal scoring (he scored just 64 goals in his 12 NHL seasons). Odjick...
January .8 .2014

The MIPS Helmet Protects Against Concussions

Concussions occur when the brain rotates within the skull after an impact. The movement causes axons in the brain to tear or stretch, leading to symptoms associated with brain injury. Helmets that...
December .5 .2013

Has the NHL done enough to protect the brains of former players?

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against the NHL alleging that the league has not done enough to protect players from concussions. The lawsuit was filed last week in Washington and now includes...
October .18 .2013

Fighting Controversy Reignited in NHL

The NHL is back for another season. And so is the fighting. Controversy resumed after a fight in the league's opening game left Montreal enforcer George Parros out with a concussion. It was Parros's...
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