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Canucks and B.C.'s top doctor show interest in hosting NHL games in Vancouver | CBC News

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says there are ways to safely host NHL games in Vancouver if the league goes ahead with resuming the season in a small number of hub cities.
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Kelly Hrudey brings awareness to mental health during COVID-19 pandemic | CBC Sports

Former NHL goaltender Kelly Hrudey has never shied away from talking about mental health, and he is continuing to bring awareness to the important issue in an effort to help those struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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‘Dumb,’ ‘stupid’ and ‘lazy’ replay in mind of ex-NHLer with dyslexia

Saskatoon-raised ex-NHLer Brent Sopel is advocating to raise awareness about dyslexia, a learning difference he wasn’t diagnosed with until adulthood.
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Addressing Mental Health in Hockey

Mark Wick, an assistant coach for Augsburg University, opens up on mental health
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Sponsors - The Hockey Summit

A set of innovative tools for enhanced precision and individualization of training and rehabilitation. Used in performance development, sports medicine and research, each tool provides unique opportunities to measure and develop the physical factors of human performance. Athletes For CARE (A4C) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a community where athletes can find support, …
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Hockey players and workplace health and safety - First Reference Talks

Hockey players get paid to be hit. The reverse is also true; many hockey players are paid to hit. For hockey players, violence is part of the job. This job has clearly been taken up a notch this year for the playoffs. Even Sid “the Kid” was renamed “Vicious Sid” in a recent headline.
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6 Keys to a Safe Hockey Season

There are things you can do to help your kids play safe, and stay engaged if they find themselves on the sidelines
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Senators' Bobby Ryan dealing with alcohol problem, says he's 'doing well' | CBC Sports

Ottawa Senators Bobby Ryan forward says he has been dealing with an alcohol problem, but is doing "very well" on his road to recovery.
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Concussion rates higher than previously reported, Ont. study suggests | CBC News

An average of 150,000 Ontario residents were diagnosed with a concussion each year between 2008 and 2016, researchers find.
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What Sport Has The Most Concussions? | Concussion Rate

Concussion is a serious concern for all athletes. In this blog post, we look at sports with the highest concussion rates.
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Former NHLers who suffered head trauma prone to psychiatric disorders, Toronto study finds | CBC News

Concussions and high impact sports seem to go hand in hand, and now a new study of pro hockey players conducted in Toronto shows that head trauma can lead to an elevated rate of psychiatric disorders.
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(PDF) Investigating the influence of youth hockey specialization on psychological needs (dis)satisfaction, mental health, and mental illness

PDF | The Developmental Model of Sport Participation describes three pathways that youth can follow: recreational participation, late specialization,... | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate
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Retired goalie Tim Thomas emotionally details brain damage he says came from hockey | CBC Sports

Years removed from the goaltending career and the concussions that caused so many problems, Tim Thomas on Thursday detailed the brain damage that derailed his life.
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Pain, agony and 'years of duress': How hockey wives are fighting back over players' chronic brain injuries | CBC News

Wives of some retired hockey enforcers are in their own fight, taking on the NHL and commissioner Gary Bettman, seeking an acknowledgement of a link between fights and head injuries on the ice and long-term effects like degenerative brain disease.
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I take meds for my mental health. I wouldnt be here if I didnt.

“I take meds for my mental health. I wouldnt be here if i didnt. So for all of you shaming people about meds...would it be better for you if I was medication free, but took my own life? Would you come to my funeral and call me a hero?
Stop shaming people into not taking them.”
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Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian perseveres to become one of hockey’s best stories - TSN.ca

Once on the verge of throwing his NHL career away, the Edmonton winger is now four years sober, a proud new father and playing a vital role on the Oilers’ top line, TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli writes.
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Hockey school working to prevent youth suicides in northern communities | CBC News

About 100 young hockey players from the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation in northern Saskatchewan are taking part in the Shoot-to-Score Hockey School in Flin Flon, Man., this week.
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Study shows hockey great Stan Mikita suffered from CTE | CBC Sports

A posthumous study of Stan Mikita's brain shows the hockey Hall of Famer suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death a year ago.
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Clint Malarchuk suffered a horrific sporting injury. But PTSD put his life in peril again, decades later | CBC Radio

Clint Malarchuk suffered one of the most horrific accidents in NHL history in 1989, when another player's skate severed his jugular vein. But decades later, undiagnosed PTSD from the incident would put his life in peril again.