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Hockey is a cornerstone of Canadian culture, generating passion and pride across the country. Back-to-back Olympic gold for both our men’s and women’s teams are inspiring a new generation of players.
And yet the hockey of our future will not be what it is today.
A Globe and Mail article published earlier this week draws attention to the fact that change is happening in youth sport. Why? Because the research linking brain injury to long-term health concerns is piling up. We now know that young athletes exposed to concussions and sub-concussive hits are more likely to attempt suicide or suffer from anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, forgetfulness, and more.