Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The biggest name in hockey-related news on Monday belongs to Dr. Rajendra Kale. He is the interim editor in chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal and he has joined the chorus. He has written an editorial – Stop the violence and play hockey – calling for an end to fighting in the NHL.
That story is right here.
The OHL has handed out another lengthy suspension, this time 10 games to F Conor Stokes of the Kingston Frontenacs for a hit to the head of an unsuspecting opponent.
Mike Koreen of the Kingston Whig-Standard has more right here.
In the Greater Ontario junior league, a hit to the head has put D Tanner Ferguson of the Lambton Shores Predators in hospital with a crushed nasal cavity, broken orbital bone, broken jaw and severe concussion. F Justin Thomas of the Strathroy Rockets delivered the third-period hit and may find out today if he will face disciplinary action.
Tyler Kula of the Sarnia Observer has more right here.
F Marcel Noebels of the Seattle Thunderbirds was on the German national junior team that won the IIHF U20 World Junior Championship (Division I Group A) in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on the weekend. . . . Germany beat Norway 5-3 in the final and earned promotion to the 2013 WJC with the big boys. . . . Noebels had quite a tournament, putting up nine points, including four goals, in five games. . . . F Jonas Knutsen of the Prince Albert Raiders was in Norway’s lineup and scored one of its goals in the final. He finished with seven points, including a team-high five goals, in five games.
Jeff Z. Klein and Stu Hackel write for Slap Shot, hockey blog on The New York Times’ website. They take a look at concussions in the NHL right here.
The New York Daily News weighs in on the concussion story with this piece right here, written by Pat Leonard.
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