The incidence and types of physical contact associated with body checking regulation experience in 13–14 year old Ice Hockey players

Authors: Goulet, ClaudeRoy, Thierry-OlivierNadeau, LucHamel, DenisFortier, Kristine; Emery, Carolyn
Abstract: Background: Ice hockey has one of the highest sport participation and injury rates in youth in Canada. Body checking (BC) is the predominant mechanism of injury in leagues in which it is permitted. The objectives of this study were to determine whether the incidence and types of physical contact differ for Bantam players (aged 13–14 years) who were exposed to BC at Pee Wee level (aged 11–12 years) in Calgary, Alberta versus Bantam players who were not exposed to BC at Pee Wee level in Québec City, Québec. All teams were exposed to BC at bantam level; Methods: A cohort study was conducted in Québec City and Calgary. Sixteen games for Calgary and 15 for Québec City were randomly selected and analysed with a validated observation system to quantify five intensities of physical contact and to observe different types of physical contact such as slashing and holding; Results: A total of 5610 incidences of physical contact with the trunk and 3429 other types of physical contact were observed. Very light intensity trunk contact was more frequent in Calgary (adjusted incidence RR (ARR): 1.71; 95% CI: 1.28–2.29). Holding (ARR: 1.04; 95% CI: 1.02–1.07) and slashing (ARR: 1.38; 95% CI: 1.07–1.77) were more frequent in Calgary; Conclusion: Results suggest that players’ physical contacts differ between Bantam leagues in which BC was permitted at Pee Wee level and leagues in which it was not permitted until Bantam level. View Full-Text
Document Type: Article de recherche
Issue Date: 7 July 2016
Open Access Date: 7 March 2018
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: International journal of environmental research and public health, Vol. 13 (7) (2016)
Alternative version: 10.3390/ijerph13070668
Collection:Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture

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