Date: November 3, 2017
To: Minor Hockey Associations, Sr/Jr Club Teams, Leagues
From: Jeremy Haluschak, Manager, Business Operations
SUBJECT: Hockey Canada Concussion Policy
Hockey Canada has developed a new policy that is designed to act as a framework to concussion prevention in the game and sets expectations around education, awareness, and responsible return-to-play at all levels.
All members of Hockey Canada and Hockey Alberta are to adhere to this policy. Key points include:
As part of the initial implementation of this policy, Hockey Alberta expects its members to:
Hockey Alberta is committed to supporting our members in the implementation of this policy. Concussion recognition tools, checklists, posters, videos etc are available on the Hockey Alberta website (hockeyalberta.ca/concussions). Included is the full Hockey Canada policy, links to the Hockey Canada Concussion Toolbox (https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/hockey-programs/safety/concussions/concussion-toolbox), and the Hockey Canada Concussion app.
Hockey Alberta will continue to identify, develop, and communicate resources to assist in the management of concussions and to assist in making the implementation smooth for our members.
Should you have any questions about this policy, concussions, or anything related to player safety please contact Jeremy Haluschak, Manager, Business Operations, email@example.com.