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    Possible chemical marker for concussion & severity - would be invaluable if it proves valid and reliable!

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/blood-...jury-1.2571194
    Good article and the link to the article on the world class concussion center opening in Winnipeg this fall was interesting as well.

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    Thanks, ARM, for the good recap today on the main page.

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    Does anyone know if there is a preponderance of concussions in either the D1 level (where the players trend to be bigger) or D3 level? Or are the occurrences generally about the same?

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    B1G Enhanced Concussion Protocols:
    http://www.bigten.org/genrel/120814aab.html
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    after being involved in boy and girls hockey for twenty years as a executive and coach in boys and girls
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    the one thing that stands out is mouthguards do not prevent concussions they keep the teeth in and prevent bitting

    in girls hockey I would chosse a neck guard over a mouth gaurd

    even the best helmets do not prevent concusions because of the brain movement inside the skull

    the answer is better enforcement with hits to the heads

    in canada every hit the head was a automatice penalty of 2 mins or 4 mins or game

    this seems to have slowed down some lately

    start calling these regularly and the risk will be be reduced but not stopped

    these companies that are going to orginizations selling base lines before concusions of your child for 60 to 80 dollars a year

    are not being read by nero surgens but by regular doctors and in some cases not even a doctor

    I do not recommend them

    the reason is I have access to nero surgons through my wife and you are not allowed to take the base lines to your own doctor

    to date I do not have any faith in these corporations and my daugther did not take part

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    Let's hope that more studies are conducted especially on patients that have had multiple incidents of concussions. We need to know as much as we can to better prescribe treatment and guidelines to ensure these kids lead productive lives outside of sports.

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    It sounds like this may have been concussion related...that was the apparent slant when this piece was aired.

    In any event, the second comment that follows the article is extremely interesting.

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/...e-35-1.2958315

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    Difficult decision for most with the amount of cash that this young man had staring him in the face over the next few years...good for him...who knows? his courage might prompt others to come to the same conclusion and make the same decision...

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/nf...ries-1.2997841

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    Virginia Tech study on helmet safety:
    http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/...ds-many-unsafe
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARM View Post
    Virginia Tech study on helmet safety:
    http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/...ds-many-unsafe
    To expand a bit, of the 32 hockey helmets on the market, only one tested as a 3-star helmet. Nine, which are worn by about 25% of all players, got zero stars. Note that this system is out of five stars; no hockey helmets got 4 or 5 stars.

    What astonished me was that in the testing protocols used by the governing bodies, the helmet's ability to deal with rotational acceleration wasn't even a factor. While that may be a difficult thing for a helmet to deal with, just ignoring it altogether seems way off given the nature of hockey collisions.

    One idea I've seen brought up in the context of football that may also be applicable to hockey is to have padding on the outside of the helmet and not just the inside. The idea is that you reduce the acceleration of the whole head/helmet structure rather than just trying to reduce the acceleration of the head within the helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeyore View Post
    To expand a bit, of the 32 hockey helmets on the market, only one tested as a 3-star helmet. Nine, which are worn by about 25% of all players, got zero stars. Note that this system is out of five stars; no hockey helmets got 4 or 5 stars.

    What astonished me was that in the testing protocols used by the governing bodies, the helmet's ability to deal with rotational acceleration wasn't even a factor. While that may be a difficult thing for a helmet to deal with, just ignoring it altogether seems way off given the nature of hockey collisions.

    One idea I've seen brought up in the context of football that may also be applicable to hockey is to have padding on the outside of the helmet and not just the inside. The idea is that you reduce the acceleration of the whole head/helmet structure rather than just trying to reduce the acceleration of the head within the helmet.
    There was a goalie at the U of M that had to stop playing because of a concussion(s). Grogan? Skaters are not the only players effected. How many is too many for a goaltender?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 123kidd View Post
    There was a goalie at the U of M that had to stop playing because of a concussion(s). Grogan? How many is too many for a goaltender?
    Yes, Grogan.

    I know of an extremely well known elite goaltender that everyone on this site is familiar with and most of whom have seen play for years who as of several years ago had already, apparently, suffered six of them. When I heard that I couldn't help but think "what is she doing still playing?"

    Years later I think that she is still playing...I know that she was as of 2 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARM View Post
    Virginia Tech study on helmet safety:
    http://espn.go.com/espn/otl/story/_/...ds-many-unsafe
    A Canadian response to the above study...

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/most-h...tudy-1.3015091

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    Recent developments (hyperbaric chambers) and the military/industrial interest (complex). "It is a Wild West out there."


    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/05/bu...-industry.html
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    Don't want to hog the thread, but in light of the recent NYT article, and for the record, I went back to check some bookmarks and found this (from 2010), which I don't think has been cited before. "Unanticipated collisions" ----- the unexpected price paid for a relatively and blessedly goon-free game. Quite stunning really.

    http://slapshot.blogs.nytimes.com/20...ous-game/?_r=0
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    Fine upstanding young men...I think they'll do...

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/west...ight-1.3217175

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