Advocates of cannabidiol (CBD) say it could have medical benefits for professional athletes like hockey players, particularly as an increased number of predatory hits in the NHL this season is reigniting concerns about players experiencing traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
As his head snaps back from a stiff left jab, 22-year-old mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Connor Rideout gives his sparring partner a half smile, acknowledging the good punch. Rideout then bites down on his mouth piece and returns the favour with a strong right cross of his own.
Greater Toronto Area hockey leagues are starting to think hard about concussion prevention. The North Toronto Hockey Association (NTHA) has taken the first step and launched a brain injury prevention and awareness program making baseline…
The former rugby player at McMaster University, who is now a physical education teacher at Lawrence Park C.I., was forced to quit playing the game she loves because of a variety of ailments she suffered during her days in the scrum.
Head shots and concussions aren’t just an NHL problem. They are a hockey problem. The Greater Toronto Hockey League is taking steps towards solving the issue in its own backyard. Referees have been directed to call penalties and game misconducts on a zero tolerance basis and players and coaches have been notified of the more serious measures.