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My son injured his ankle avoiding a check near the boards and his skate blade caught a rut in the ice. His athletic trainer told us he has a high ankle sprain. What does that mean and how long is my...
Monday, July 1, 2024 - 15:33
Q: Dr. Hockey, my son has a couple of important hockey tournaments coming up next month. I am nervous about all these respiratory viruses going around and want to know how I can make sure he stays...
Tuesday, November 14, 2023 - 12:00
Q: My 13-year-old son was on the wrong end of an open-ice hit and suffered a broken collarbone. What is the usual treatment for this injury, and how long is he going to be off the ice?– Deanna...
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 - 15:14
Q: I am 13 years old, and I play on a bantam hockey team. Since the Teddy Balkind incident, my teammates and I have had to wear neck guards. Why were neck guards not mandated before the incident?...
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 12:45
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Q: My son’s first season of 12U hockey is winding down. We are getting some pressure from his coach to join his club’s AAA hockey team this spring. I don’t want my son to fall...
Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - 11:52
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Who is your favorite 2023/2024 NHL Rookie?
Connor Bedard
Matthew Knies
Brock Faber
Logan Stankoven
Logan Cooley
Total votes: 3