Due to the contact nature and the speed with which the game of hockey is played, the brain is vulnerable to injury. Trauma may occur through direct contact to the head or face or indirectly through a whiplash effect. A concussion is a brain injury and may involve loss of consiousness, however, a concussion most often occurs without a loss of consciousness.
The Hockey Trainers Certification Progam (HTCP) provides concussion education and awareness on common symptoms and signs, initial response & emergency assessment of an injured player, concussion management, return to play protocol and prevention tips.
Concussion resources can be found in the Hockey Trainers Certification Resource Downloads section
Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Concussion Education Video
This video was created for all players and teams. Click here to view