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March 2013

Survey: 87 per cent of Canadians feel that hockey carries a “significant risk” of head, neck and brain injury

Click to read article from the Globe and Mail

April 2012

Interesting article from the website
Best Player of the World
Click here to read

April 2012

TNC Bantam Blue Sharks beat TNC White Sharks to win PLC SPORTS NO BODY CHECKING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS tournament
The TNC Peewee Lightning and Wolverines finish 3rd and 4th

February 2012

TNC Peewee Hornets win
Burlington Tournament
The TNC Peewee Hornets beat in the final the TNC Redhawks to win the Burlington Tournament.
The TNC Bantam Wolverines finish 2nd and the Bantam Sharks finish 3rd with the RedHawks finishing 5th.

March 3, 2012

Teenagers Are More Vulnerable to Sport Concussions
Research results published in "Brain Injury" by Université de Montréal neuropsychologist Dave Ellemberg - Feb 2012

May 4, 2011
OHF bans bodychecking at the Select level for ALL ages
Click here for more

New study of concussions
among NHL players

Monday April 18, 2011
Syd Johnson, a bioethicist from Dalhousie University in Halifax calls for the elimination of bodychecking in all but the most elite levels of youth hockey, where players are at least 16 years old to reduce concussions and other serious injuries:
Her analysis article was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Watch report from Global News National where Phoenix Tashlin-Clifford one of TNC players is interviewed

2011 TNC Hockey
Final Fun
Hockey Night
2011 TNC Peewee
Champs 2-5 Allstars

2011 TNC Bantam
Champs 1-2 Allstars

click here for more...

No Body Checking
Hockey Championships
in Barrie Ontario
TNC Peewee Sharks
win Bronze
with a 4-0 record!

Ryan Harrs
wins Peewee Goalie

and Clark Schlesinger
wins Peewee player award!

click here for more...
-New Study published
Tuesday March 15, 2011
in Open Medicine
proves the obvious:
"Bodychecking is the major contributor of serious injuries in minor hockey" and that "hitting younger is not better".
Read more in the Globe

Our own TNC
win GOLD

-New Season starts
Sat Sep 11, 2010
Read more

-Wolverines Win
The 1st TNCHL Champions Cup

Read more

-The Death of a Canadian Institution:
Barely on Life Support!

By Emile Therien
Read article

Brad Dalgarno
talks about TNCHL

Letters to TNCHL/
Richard Wennberg, MD,FRCPC
Neurologist, University of Toronto

Scientific studies have clearly indicated that injuries, including concussions, occur more frequently among 11 and 12 year old players in leagues that permit body checking compared to non-contact leagues ...
Read More
Testimonials /
Parents talk
Doreen Ng-Bell
A true hockey mom
talks about TNCHL and
her 12 yr old son
Kelly Lyons and Don Hay
Talk about TNCHL and their
14 yr old son

Read Neil Clifford's

MARCH 12-16, 2012

The Toronto Non-Contact Hockey League (TNC Hockey) is committed to providing a safer, highly competitive amateur hockey program.

The TNC Hockey is designed for children who have played competitive hockey and who are now looking to further develop their hockey skills – without body-checking.

Here are the answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about our Full Day Full week March Break Hockey camp on March 12-16, 2012.
Please feel free to forward us your questions if they are not part of the ones below.

Please note that there is still space available. You can register today!

1. How much does it cost and how can I pay?

2. What time is the drop-off and pickup time of players?
3. Where is the camp?
4. Who can participate?
5. What kind of off-ice activities will the players involved in?
6. Is lunch or snacks provided?
7. Can my child only participate some days and not the full week? If yes how much will it cost?

1. How much does it cost and how can I pay and what do I need to do to signup?
The cost is $350 per player. You can pay by cheque payble to "TNCHL" or cash.
Please note that the fee is not refundable.
To signup you need first to send an email to Mary Ann at Mary Ann will confirm availability and ask you to fill out and sign the Camp medical/waiver form which you have to submit with your payment.

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2. What time is the drop-off and pickup time of players?
Every daysdrop-off is 9 AM
Pickup is after 5 PM
The camp counselors will be there from 8:45 AM to 5:30 PM every day.

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3. Where is the camp?
Monday March 12, 2012, 9AM-5PM
at Phil White-443 Arlington Ave,M6C 3A4, Tel. 416-394-2734

Tuesday March 13, 2012, 9AM-5PM

at Forest Hill Arena-340 Chaplin Crescent, M5N 2N3, 416-488-1800

Wednesday March 14, 2012, 9AM-5PM
at Phil White Arena-443 Arlington Ave,M6C 3A4, Tel. 416-394-2734

Thursday March 15, 2012, 9AM-5PM
at Phil White-443 Arlington Ave,M6C 3A4, Tel. 416-394-2734

Friday March 16, 2012, 9AM-5PM
at Phil White-443 Arlington Ave,M6C 3A4, Tel. 416-394-2734

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4. Who can participate?
The camp is open to TNC Hockey players and any prospective player. Siblings of players can participate if their calibre is similar to players of the same age in the league. The players will be divided in groups based on their age (Peewee, Bantam and Midget born 1996-2001 )and ability.
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5. What kind of off-ice activities will the players involved in?
The players will be involved in game playing outside the rink -weather permitting. In the rink there will be board game playing and movie watching.
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6. Is lunch or snacks provided?
NO so lease pack lunch for your child! The last day (Friday) we will provide a PIZZA lunch.
Healthy snacks and drinks are provided free of charge.

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7. Can my child only participate some days and not the full week? If yes how much will it cost?
Yes he/she can. The cost will be $80 per full day.
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in the News

About this publication
Should body checking be
eliminated from youth hockey ?
73% said YES
27% said NO
November/December 2013

Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg to add non-contact league
December 21, 2013

Bill Robertson
President, TNC Hockey

talks Online Parenting Community
March 9, 2011

Non-contact hockey:
It�s becoming a hit
Read the Globe article

From the front page of
Monday's Globe and Mail
Published on Monday, May. 03, 2010

CTVNews Toronto Sports
Watch the video

March 12, 2010

Hits to the head
CBC TV "connect with
Mark Kelley"
Watch the interview

January 27, 2010

New league offers
competition without fear
By: Lois Kalchman
Special to the Star
Read full article

Apr 14, 2009

CBC Toronto
Evening News
View video

Apr 14, 2009

Parents Want No-Hit
Hockey League For Kids Staff
Read full article
and watch videos

Monday April 13, 2009

Non-contact hockey
gathers steam
In this league,
hitting's a no-no

Read full article
and watch videos

14th April 2009, 8:31am

640AM -John Oakley
Listen to the interview

March 31, 2009

TNCHL in an article
Special to The Globe and Mail
March 28, 2009
Read full article

CTV Toronto Sports
March 27, 2009
Watch Video

Metro Morning
Listen to the interview

March 24, 2009

Watch the video of
the ordeal of this 11 yr old

Bodychecking a leading cause of injury in youth hockey: study (2009)
"We reviewed nine studies from Canada, nine from the U.S. and two from Finland, and the findings from all but one support recommendations that children should play in non-contact hockey leagues until they are at least at the bantam level", said Alison Macpherson, a professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York.
Commentary: Should bodychecking be allowed in minor hockey?
W. James King and Claire M.A. LeBlanc
Jim King is Chief, Division of Pediatric Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and Claire LeBlanc is Head of Rheumatology and Sport Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont.
Bodychecking is 'detrimental to children': Doctor
Article from
Body-Checking Rules and Childhood Injuries in Ice Hockey
2004�2005 season in minor hockey in Calgary, Alberta
Injury Rates, Risk Factors, and Mechanisms of Injury in Minor Hockey
Study includes children's ice hockey injuries from September 1995 to the end of August 2002

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