ThinkFirst SMART HOCKEY
ThinkFirst Canada believes that hockey has many benefits to those playing the sport but can also present opportunities for concussion and other injuries. This is why we encourage players to engage in safe and smart hockey. Please see our updated ThinkFirst Smart Hockey Position Statement on Safer Hockey for more information. This statement is also available in French.
ThinkFirst SMART HOCKEY is presented by Scotiabank and Reebok CCM Hockey. This video teaches you about how to prevent, identify and return to play after a concussion. It also features interviews with hockey superstars, John Tavares, Tessa Bonhomme, Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Myers and Caroline Ouellette.
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This video provides Canadians with information to support safer Hockey. The information should only be used to support-not replace-the advice of a doctor or other health professional.
Even when wearing the required gear, players can suffer injuries, which is why it is important to think first and keep respect in the game. This hockey program is intended for young hockey players and their families, and also for their coaches, referees, trainers, league officials and for the medical personnel who provide treatment for active and injured players. This video is a must for hockey players to watch with coaches and families alike, so we can enjoy hockey for life! We recommend it for viewing at pre-season team meetings, with coaches, trainers, parents and players.
Developed and reviewed in consultation with a team of multidisciplinary experts including members of ThinkFirst Canada's Concussion Education and Awareness Committee, sports medicine doctors, neurosurgeons, physiotherapists, researchers and concussion experts in Canada, this video was also developed in keeping with the International Zurich Consensus Statement on Concussion in Sport. This video has been endorsed by the NHL, NHLPA, the IIHF and Hockey Canada.
ThinkFirst Canada thanks the following presenters and supporters of the ThinkFirst SMART HOCKEY program:
Foster Hewitt Foundation