The fast pace and hard-hitting characteristics of ice hockey put players at risk for injuries sustained while hitting the boards, the ice and other players. Injuries are common, even in leagues where checking is not allowed.
Following are the four most common ice hockey injuries. Click on the links to learn how to recognize the danger signs and promote ice hockey safety.
A concussion is a brain injury usually caused by a sudden jolt or blow to the head or neck.
This nerve injury often occurs as the result of a hard shoulder hit.
These common joint injuries often require treatment or rehabilitation
Check out the PRICE formula for treating bumps, bruises, twists & muscle strains.
The Kohl’s Sports Health and Wellness Outreach Program encourages parents and coaches to print the downloadable ice hockey safety sheet and share it with family and friends.