The weight of evidence suggests that body checking in youth ice hockey at early ages is detrimental to the health of children. However, the limitations of the evidence to date are likely a major reason why the policy of allowing body-checking in hockey in the majority of provinces has not changed. This project investigated youth players’ risk of concussion and other severe injury associated with body checking rules, and provided valid evidence from which policy decisions could be based regarding body checking at the Pee Wee (11-12 years) level of competition.
- Amount: $354,020
- Type: Project Grant
- Total Budget: $1,048,850
- Period: Jan 2007 to Dec 2010
- Project Leader: Dr. Alexis Peters , Dr. Brent Hagel , Dr. Carolyn Emery , Dr. Claude Goulet , Dr. Gillian Currie , Dr. Ian Shrier , Dr. Tavis Campbell , Dr. Winnie Meeuwisse , Jamie McInnis , Karen Johnson , Marni Wesner , Suzanne Leclerc
- Keywords: Bantam , Body Checking , Body Contact , Concussion , Hockey , Hockey Canada , Injury , Injury Prevention , Minor Hockey , Pee Wee , Sport Injury