Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Alanah McGinley on 02/04/08 at 08:19 PM ET
From the CP,
If you think hockey players sweat less than other elite athletes because they play their sport in cold arenas, think again.
Fully one-third of players who took part in a new University of Guelph study were significantly dehydrated while on the ice, actually sweating more than some athletes thanks to all that heavy equipment and high-intensity bursts of skating.
That sweat on the brow could be exacting a significant toll on the quality of a player’s game, said study author Lawrence Spriet, a professor of human health and nutritional science.
*Spriet’s study and testing of hydration issues, and how they progress during a normal game to affect physical and mental acuity, has focussed on members of recent Canadian World Junior teams, and the New York Rangers.
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