Hockey-related brain injuries down among children following bodychecking ban in Canada

Provinces in Canada have reported that fewer kids are being admitted to emergency rooms (ERs) due to hockey-related brain injuries since bodychecking was banned for children ages 11-12 three years ago.

According to a story published by Canada’s CBC News, the Canadian Institute of Health Information has published data that shows ERs in Alberta saw more than 29 percent fewer hockey-related brain injuries in children ages 10-14 in the two years after the bodychecking ban was put into place. In Ontario, ER visits due to hockey-related brain injuries are down more than 20 percent.

Previous coverage of brain injuries related to hockey can be read here.

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