A group of organizations associated with hockey will take part in the third Be Hockey Safe panel discussion to promote hockey safety and awareness. The discussion, led by Bauer Hockey, USA Hockey and Hockey Canada, will be broadcast live and linked to from Bauer.com, USAHockey.com andHockeyCanada.ca on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 8:00 a.m. EST
A panel initiated by Bauer Hockey, the discussion was created in an effort to strengthen communication surrounding safety issues such as concussion awareness and management, and injury prevention. The safety panel includes representatives from Bauer Hockey, USA Hockey and Hockey Canada as well as leaders in the medical community. The panel, which first convened in 2010, will hold its third public discussion at Bauer Hockey's BauerWorld event in Orlando, Florida.
"The goal of the Be Hockey Safe panel is to promote the sport of hockey at all levels through better education and communication of the safety issues faced in today's game," said Ken Covo, Senior Director, Research and Development, Bauer Hockey, who will co-chair the hockey safety panel. "We are excited to bring the panel back together to discuss those issues that our sport continues to face."
The panel discussion will feature a segment on injury mechanics, and a look into what truly causes concussions as well as the myths and realities surrounding the injury itself. The panel will also discuss new rule changes adopted by both USA Hockey and Hockey Canada to address the continued emphasis on head safety in hockey.
The members of the Be Hockey Safe panel that will take part in the discussion include:
Mike Bertsch - USA Hockey:
Mark Lovell, PH.D - ImPACT Applications, Inc.
Todd Jackson - Hockey Canada
Ken Covo - Bauer Hockey - Co-Chair
Larry Weber - Bauer Hockey - Co-Chair
The Be Hockey Safe panel will gather numerous times throughout the year and publish information for the hockey community that will be distributed online, in-store at hockey specialty retailers across North America and at the grassroots level. In addition to providing readily accessible information, the panel will examine current safety standards and guidelines and recommend enhancements to meet today's needs as well as gather insight from various age groups and playing levels. Bauer Hockey will also look to leverage the panel's findings to help guide future product development and enhancements.
To access the live broadcast of Tuesday's panel discussion, visit Bauer.com, USAHockey.com or HockeyCanada.ca