Oct 11, 2013 Post By: Children's Health

A Parent's Guide to Ice Hockey Safety
The fast pace and hard-hitting characteristics of ice hockey put players at risk for injuries. Learn to identify the most common injuries and how to promote 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

Concussion

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.

 

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.