Concussion Awareness and Recognition

Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador’s Concussion Awareness and Recognition plan prioritizing player safety is top shelf.


A traumatic brain injury, concussions can range in symptoms and severity and if left undiagnosed may place the injured party in serious risk. To promote a healthy return to play, school or work for those who have suffered from such injury, Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador (HNL) launched a public awareness campaign in partnership with the Provincial Government, the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA) and Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL).

Once MNL was asked to sign on, President Tony Keats said they were prepared to assist in any way they could. “This public awareness campaign can potentially save lives, and with the help of our members, concussion recognition signs have been strategically placed in municipal recreation facilities reinforcing the Concussion Awareness and Recognition plan for player safety and immediate first response.”

Hockey Canada has also developed two new apps for smartphones and tablet devices to help to increase awareness about concussions and protocol for a player’s return to play. Please visit for more details.

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