Ot:hockey alberta eliminates body checking in peewee division
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05-10-2013, 12:00 PM
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Do concussion's happen less frequently among the skill groups?
Do AAA players receive less brain injury than tier 5's?
I've no idea but it would be nice to have answers to those questions though.
Feel sorry for the kid in Tier 1 that misses the cut for the A team in Peewee then makes it in Bantam. Now he's plopped in with kids are more experienced than him.
I'd support the idea if there was proof that these kids are skilled enough to avoid head injuries and there was some solution to kids moving around tiers.
I believe the studies said the opposite. More injuries in the more skilled groups. But I could be wrong.
here's from hockey AB fact sheet.....
The rate of concussion increases with increasing skill level of play with the highest risk at the most elite levels of play.
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