Exploring minor hockey players’ knowledge and attitudes toward concussion: implications for prevention.

Although nearly all players knew what they “should” do when concussed, 33% did not follow recommendations. Players reported more concern and appreciation of the seriousness of concussion than non-players, but they tended to minimize their vulnerability.

A systematic video analysis of National Hockey League (NHL) concussions, part II: how concussions occur in the NHL.

The predominant mechanism of concussion was consistently characterised by player-to-opponent contact… contact was often to the lateral aspect of the head…


The incidence of concussion in professional and collegiate ice hockey: are we making progress? A systematic review of the literature.

Despite all efforts there is no conclusive evidence that rule changes or other measures lead to a decrease in the actual incidence of concussions over the last few decades.

Concussion in ice hockey.

An observational method to code concussions in the National Hockey League (NHL): the heads-up checklist.

HUC is an objective, reliable tool for coding the antecedent events and mechanisms of concussions in the NHL.

Head-impact mechanisms in men’s and women’s collegiate ice hockey.

For men and women, contact with another player was the most frequent impact mechanism, and contact with the ice generated the greatest-magnitude head accelerations.


Bodychecking rules and concussion in elite hockey.

We conclude that rules regulating bodychecking to the head did not reduce the number of players suffering concussions during NHL regular season play

Preseason reports of neck pain, dizziness, and headache as risk factors for concussion in male youth ice hockey players.

Male youth athletes reporting headache and neck pain at baseline were at an increased risk of concussion during the season. The risk associated with dizziness and any 2 of dizziness, neck pain, or headaches depended on age group and body checking.