April 17, 2013 |
Why is hockey such a violent and dangerous sport? Medical researchers from Canada have an answer: Blame the media. “Media reports of an issue such as TBI in sport can contribute to an altered culture,” they write in a study published online Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE. TBI stands for traumatic brain injury , and it's become a major public health concern in recent years. It happens when sudden trauma causes the head to hit an object and damages the brain. A concussion is an example of TBI, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains.
February 4, 1999 |
A standout minor-league defenseman could face up to four years in jail after being charged with using his hockey stick as a deadly weapon. Dean Trboyevich of the Anchorage Aces was released from jail early Wednesday after posting $20,000 bail. He was scheduled to appear in Fresno County court on Wednesday. Trboyevich cross-checked Jacques Mailhot of the Fresno Falcons about five minutes into the first period Tuesday night.
March 26, 1990
The coach and two players of a minor league hockey team were suspended Sunday as the result of a 20-minute brawl between players and fans during a game Saturday night at the Seattle Coliseum. The stick-swinging free-for-all erupted during the third period of the Seattle Thunderbirds' 9-2 victory over the Tri-City Americans in the opener of a best-of-nine, first-round Western Hockey League series before 12,075.
January 11, 1985
Coach Ted Garvin of the Toledo Goaldiggers announced Thursday that he was fining all 17 of his International Hockey League players $50 apiece, but they can get the money back with three straight victories. Garvin took the action after Toledo lost, 7-2, Wednesday night at Flint, the 12th consecutive defeat to Flint the last two seasons. "I'm not going to stand still and let these guys steal money from our fans," Garvin said of his team, last in the IHL's Eastern Division with a 15-20-5 record.
October 26, 1994 |
Just as Pavlov had his dog, Gary Bettman had his hockey players, and a theory to prove. Drop the puck, Prof. Bettman maintained, and hockey players are at their happiest--wide-eyed, panting, entirely captivated by the simple joy of chasing and fetching a small, round play toy. But stop the puck, Bettman hypothesized, and it won't take long before the players are reduced to drooling, quivering basket cases. One month ought to do it.
December 9, 1999 |
Prosecutors in Chicago have taken the extraordinary step of charging a 15-year-old hockey player with aggravated battery for slamming another boy into the boards and leaving him paralyzed. The boy, whom prosecutors declined to identify because of his age, could be sent to a youth facility for six years if convicted. Prosecutors said the charges are warranted because the hit came seconds after the final buzzer, indicating intent to harm.