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April 2014

TNC Bantam Wolverines win PLC SPORTS NO BODY CHECKING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS tournament

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
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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
in CMAJ
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


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2011 PLC WORLD
No Body Checking
Hockey Championships
in Barrie Ontario
TNC Peewee Sharks
win Bronze
with a 4-0 record!

Ryan Harrs
wins Peewee Goalie
Competition!

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
SHARKS
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
Testimonial





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OHF is removing body checking from Select hockey



TNC Hockey NEWS May 4, 2011

The 2nd TNC Hockey season

OHF is removing body checking from Select hockey at ALL age levels

We just became aware that the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), which oversees all the leagues in the GTA is removing body checking from Select hockey at ALL age levels, effective immediately for the 2011-12 season.

This is encouraging news as it shows that the concerns that led to the creation of TNC Hockey are getting wider acceptance. Our objective has always been to raise awareness of the concerns regarding body checking and to demonstrate that skilled hockey doesn't need it. The wording of the OHF press release (click here to view) makes it sound like they've been reading our webpage pretty carefully - it advocates a safer "good old hockey game" aimed at developing skills without fear.

We still feel TNC Hockey has an important place in Toronto as it was created to provide a no body checking option for all AAA, AA,A and select players.
We have attracted many A, AA and AAA players who want to play at a higher level than Select and are not interested in also having to play house league (as is required by the NYHL).

TNC Hockey's focus on promoting a fun, competitive and sportsmanlike environment is still unique.

It's great to see a positive change for kids across Ontario, and our thanks go to all of our parents and players for helping make it happen!

If you have any questions, our administrator Mary Ann Cattral can be reached at
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Winnipeg Free Press

Winnipeg to add non-contact league
December 21, 2013

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President, TNC Hockey

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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

CHANGING THE `CODE'
New league offers
competition without fear
By: Lois Kalchman
Special to the Star
Read full article

Apr 14, 2009

CBC Toronto
Evening News
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Apr 14, 2009

Parents Want No-Hit
Hockey League For Kids

CityNews.ca Staff
Read full article
and watch videos

Monday April 13, 2009

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

By BRETT CLARKSON,
SUN MEDIA
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and watch videos

14th April 2009, 8:31am

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March 31, 2009

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Special to The Globe and Mail
March 28, 2009
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CTV Toronto Sports
March 27, 2009
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Metro Morning
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March 24, 2009

Watch the video of
the ordeal of this 11 yr old

(src. TheHockeyNews.com)
STUDIES &
ARTICLES
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 CBC.ca
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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