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Body checking in kids' hockey triples serious injuries

08/02/2013, 8:45am MDT
By Mary Brophy Marcus, USA TODAY

Kids who play on ice hockey teams where body-checking is allowed are three times more likely to sustain a concussion and other severe injuries than those who play in non-checking leagues.
Canadian researchers who analyzed injuries in "Pee Wee" (ages 11 and 12) hockey league players published data in today's Journal of the American Medical Associationthat suggest youth hockey teams would be better off avoiding play that allows players to knock opponents off the ice or into the boards.

"The evidence is significant that there is an increased risk of injury and concussion of young ice hockey players in body-checking leagues," says Carolyn Emery, associate professor in the sport injury prevention research center at the University of Calgary in Alberta.

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