Concussion and Injury Information
INJURIES: If a player sustains an injury during any hockey related event, please read through the information regarding the Hockey Canada National Insurance Program.
HOCKEY CANADA - CONCUSSION POLICY AND RESOURCES
HOCKEY CANADA POLICY REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING:
As per Hockey Canada Policy if a participant is suspected of having a concussion, the following steps MUST occur:
- The participant is immediately removed from play, regardless if the concussion occurs on or off the ice and s/he is not permitted to return to play that day. If there are doubts, assume that a concussion has occurred.
- The participant is referred to a physician for diagnosis as soon as possible.
- Once a participant, who is experiencing “concussion like symptoms” is diagnosed with a concussion, the participant is not permitted to return to play or practice/training until all of the return to play requirements are met.
Written clearance from a physician is required as outlined in the return to play strategy prior to returning to activity. A copy of this documentation is maintained as per Member/Minor Hockey Association policy and procedures.
Hockey Canada Concussion Policy
Hockey Canada Concussion Toolbox
Hockey Canada Return to Play Brochure
Hockey Canada Return to Play Checklist
CATTONLINE - Concussion Awareness Training Tool/Course
SCAT 5 Tool