January 20th, 2012

Editorial: Use data to make hockey a safer sport, …

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The MSHSL, Minnesota Hockey and USA Hockey have long sought to improve safety through improved equipment, coaching and rule changes. As they assess the impact of those efforts, more comprehensive data on hockey injuries is needed, according to Dr. Michael J. Stuart, a vice chair of orthopedic surgery and codirector of the Sports Medicine Center at the Mayo Clinic, as well as the chief medical officer for USA Hockey. Stuart is also a hockey dad with an unusual understanding of the sport: His daughter played hockey at Boston College, and three sons have had careers playing in the National Hockey League.

Star Tribune, 1/5/2012

Tags: Mayo Clinic Rochester, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

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