Professor Blaine Hoshizaki identified by Maclean's as top expert for hockey research

OTTAWA, February 17, 2011 — 

Professor Blaine Hoshizaki, Ph.D., Director of the School of Human Kinetics and Vice-Dean (Faculty Affairs) of the Faculty of Health Sciences, and his team of young scientists at the University of Ottawa's elite Neurotrauma Impact Science Laboratory are leading crash-test analyses to establish the relationship between helmet performance and how concussions occur. In particular, they are reconstructing a hit similar to Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby’s first massive blow to the head which left him out of the game since early January. According to Mclean's: "No one else in the world is doing exactly this type and extent of research."

Read the feature article and watch the video of the crash-test on Mcleans.ca.

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