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by Alanah McGinley on 08/26/11 at 11:42 PM ET
The Saskatoon Blades are trying out something new during training camp this week — tracking the force of on-ice hits using helmet-mounted sensors.
Any time a player on the Western Hockey League team is hit, a chip records the strength of the hit and where it happened. The information will be sent back to a researcher at the University of Alberta.
This team says any new information on concussions is a good thing.
“It’s pretty important,” said Connor Cox, a defenceman on the team. “You see lots of guys like [Sidney] Crosby in the NHL. There’s three guys [on the Blades] that had concussions last year. I was one of them, so it’s pretty important to learn a little bit more about it and to see how much you can take before you get a concussion.”
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