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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!

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-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



TNC Hockey -LATEST NEWS April 6, 2011


The Wolverines finished 2nd last in the Bantam Division but that did not prevent them from winning the championship. After beating in a sudden death overtime the Sharks, they had to face the RedHawks who were the best team in the standings during the regular season. The RedHawks were unbeaten going to the last third of the season and they seemed to have a way to prevail against all their opponents. The Hornets were the team that the RedHawks eliminated in the first round after only 2 games with a total score of 9-1.

The Wolverines were clearly the underdogs and the RedHawks seemed to be the favourites.

1st game:
This game of the series was probably the best game played in the Bantam Division all year long. The Wolverines scored first right after the start of the game. The RedHawks came back and they score a goal to tie the game. It seemed like the game will end up in a tie but the RedHawks score with 45 sec remaining in the 3rd period. It seemed like the RedHawks managed to score at the right time to srteal the win but with 13 sec remaining one of the best players of the RedHawks is sent to the penalty box. With their net empty the Wolverines put all their players in the RedHawk zone for the faceoff. RedHawks win the faceoff but can not clear the zone. The puck comes in front of the net and the Wolverines manage to score a buzzer beater and tie the game 2-2. What an ending!

2nd game:
This game of the series was probably the easiest win for the Wolverines in the playoffs. The Wolverines had no trouble pounding the RedHawks' net and score 6 goals whreas the RedHawks
barely managed to score 2. Final score: Wolverines 6 - 2 RedHawks.

3rd game:
This game of the series proved why attention to the details, will power and a lot of luck are the main characteristics of the champions. The Wolverines started the game well and scored first at the beginning of the 2nd period. The RedHawks came back and they scored 2 before the end of the 2nd period. They added one more in the 3rd period and that sealed the deal for the game.

Given that the two teams had to play 10min 4v4 sudden death overtime made everyone nervous. Given the fact that there was more ice to cover the game seem to be open for both teams. RedHawks seem to have better control and better chances but did not capitalize.At the
mid-point of the period both teams get penalties and are required to play 3v3 but neither team manages to score. As the teams come back to full strength the best player of the Wolverines gets by every opponent and to the top left corner of the RedHawks goalie to score an amazing goal. Game Over.

The Wolverines throw gloves, helmets, sticks on the ice and celebrate a hard fought win. What an amazing game! The RedHawks are on their blue line sad and a little upset. The Wolverines is the 1st TNC Hockey team to win the Bantam Championship. Congratulations to the coaches, organizers, parents and of course the players for an amazing season.

TNC Hockey started the season with 8 teams in two divisions. We witnessed a lot of quality and exciting hockey and the new parents were thrilled to be part of the league. The ravest reviews came from the players themselves and when playoff time came they showed all of us why hockey can be the most exciting of team sports.

What an exciting season we had!

The final event of the TNC Hockey season will take place on Sat April 16 at Forest Hill Arena. We are celebrating the end of the season with the best of the 3 teams (all stars) against the champions in each division. We will top up the night with a skills competion after the games. Here is the schedule and feell free to attend as admission is free (as usual) to all TNC Hockey events.

7:00 p.m. - All stars vs Hornets (Peewee Champions)

8:00 p.m. - All stars vs Wolverines (Bantam Champions

9:00 p.m. - Skills Competition (All TNC players can register to participate)

If you have other questions, our TNC Hockey League administrator Mary Ann Cattral can be reached at

Thanks and see you at the rink!

If you have any comments or suggestions please

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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
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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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