The Rochester Hockey Foundation held another successful Ice Hockey Safety Clinic on October 28, 2017. The clinic teaches safe on-ice and off-ice practices that will help prevent injuries, such as concussion.
Clinic Sponsors: Rochester Youth Hockey Association, Rochester Hockey Foundation, Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, Olmsted Medical Center Sports Medicine & Athletic Performance and Shoot-n-Save SportsRead More
The Rochester Ice Hawks have a continuing partnership with Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center in the realm of concussion research.Read More
From December 2013 to February 2014, Mayo Clinic Ice Hockey research team members have been comparing Minnesota youth hockey tournaments played in Rochester to tournaments played in Woodbury. We have had a presence at Peewee A&B, Bantam A&B and U14 A&B in both locations. Teams in Rochester competed in tournaments that were governed by intensified Fair Play rules, while those in Woodbury were governed by regular tournament rules.
The outcome variables of interest include the injuries that occurred, such as medically diagnosed concussions, penalty minutes, types of penalties, Fair Play points earned, and individual exposure time (IET).Read More