TABLE 1

Comparison of Injuries in Jurisdictions in Which Body Checking Was Allowed and Not Allowed, 1995–2002

Age GroupType of InjuryChecking Allowed, n (%)Checking Not Allowed, n (%)
10- and 11-y-old players (atom)Checking-related258 (49)681 (41)
Fractures147 (29)396 (25)
Concussions20 (4)42 (3)
    Total hockey injuries5261642
        11- and 12-y-old players (pee wee)Checking-related574 (48)148 (27)
Fractures345 (30)135 (25)
Concussions40 (3)13 (2)
    Total hockey injuries1184554
  • Source: Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program.