April 2012 TNC
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
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.
WELCOME TO THE NEWEST GAME IN TOWN…
THE TORONTO NON-CONTACT HOCKEY LEAGUE (TNCHL)
TOP LEVEL HOCKEY WITH OUR CHILDREN'S
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING IN MIND
Richard Wennberg, MD, FRCPC, wrote the following:
The problem of concussions in all levels of hockey has justifiably received much recent attention. For children – an overwhelming majority of whom will not be pursuing careers as professional hockey players – measures that may decrease the risk of concussion are particularly welcome.
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.
In keeping with this evidence, the TNCHL represents a laudable initiative that is poised to decrease the risk of concussion while at the same time offering a competitive venue for children of this age. An increased ability for children to focus on skills development in the non-contact setting may even result as an additional hockey-specific benefit.
I congratulate the organizers for their efforts and wish them all success with the league.
Richard Wennberg, MD, FRCPC
Neurologist, University of Toronto
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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.