National Hockey Helmet Study, News (Point Edward Minor Athletic Association)

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Jan 25, 2022 | PEMAA | 245 views
National Hockey Helmet Study
Certified helmets have been mandated for ice hockey and ringette players in North America for many years, but little data has been collected on their condition, age, and history. The National Hockey Helmet survey has a goal of gathering data on the hockey helmets being used in Canadian sports and to foster awareness of the importance of maintaining helmets in good condition. Its ambitious aim is to survey all hockey helmet wearers in Canada.

With many sports teams returning to play this winter, we are asking that you post this survey on your social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram etc.) and ask the players in your league to fill it out by February 28, 2022. A bonus in taking this anonymous survey is that it will highlight the importance of checking your helmet to ensure it is as safe as possible prior to play. The data collected will be analyzed to understand the usage of hockey helmets in Canada and potentially provide recommendations that will make sports safer.

This survey has been initiated as a research project by Islay Graham, a former national and international science fair delegate. Design assistance has been provided by Stephanie Cowle, Director of Knowledge Translation at Parachute Canada and Dr. Charles Tator, neurosurgeon, and a member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Here is the link to our website that also includes our survey.