U of S concussion test could represent breakthrough

New research at the University of Saskatchewan could make concussion testing as easy as donating blood. Changiz Taghibiglou, an assistant professor in the department of pharmacology, is developing a simple blood test that could determine if someone has a concussion within a matter of minutes.

Hitting home: a reflection on a lost brother’s role as a hockey enforcer

This past November I lost my brother Lyndon Kenny to suicide. Lyndon was a very good hockey player. He was drafted by the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League and he was not only a highly-skilled defenceman and strong skater, but also the toughest person I have ever known. His final wish came in the form of an unsent text message intended for me. Lyndon wanted to have his brain donated to research at the Boston University School of Medicine so we could have the answers he had sought for years.

Experts debate how to properly neutralize concussions in youth hockey

In January of last year, Sidney Crosby — the undeniable face of the NHL — was concussed during a hockey game, calling athlete safety in hockey into question. Rising concerns about concussions among children playing in youth hockey leagues has led to some ideas for reform — chiefly, raising the checking age.