A Parent’s Guide to Ice Hockey Safety

ice hockey safety

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.

Concussion: Know When to Call 911


A concussion is a brain injury usually caused by a sudden jolt or blow to the head or neck.

burner or stinger

Burners or Stingers

This nerve injury often occurs as the result of a hard shoulder hit.

shoulder and knee injuries

Shoulder and Knee Injuries

These common joint injuries often require treatment or rehabilitation

Bumps, Bruises, Twists and Muscle Strain

Bumps, Bruises, Twists & Muscle Strains

Check out the PRICE formula for treating bumps, bruises, twists & muscle strains.

Ice Hockey Safety PDF
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.


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One Response to A Parent’s Guide to Ice Hockey Safety

  1. Lan Sharp October 30, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    Great compilation of tips. All these tips are those that are often heard at one point or the other by coaches and players at various times but when injuries do happen especially during amateur games, there have been several instances of injuries or concussions not being identified. I made sure when my son attended his hockey training programs that they drilled these into all the participants enough number of times for them to remember always. The downloadable safety sheet is great. Just printed. Going to have it hung up at home and give a few copies at the local rinks. Thanks. :)

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