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Manitoba Junior Hockey League improves concussion safety with CJHL Concussion Program 

 

League to implement concussion management software to facilitate a safer environment for players

Winnipeg, MB – October 23, 2018 – The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (‘MJHL’) are continuing a commitment to advance player safety standards by taking part in the CJHL Concussion Program supported by The Co-operators. The new national program provides the league with innovative concussion management software from HeadCheck Health, Inc. (‘HeadCheck’) for use with their concussion protocol.

The MJHL’s concussion protocol establishes mandatory guidelines for the recognition, assessment, and management of concussion. HeadCheck’s mobile and web-based software provides MJHL teams with more advanced tools to follow that protocol. The net result will be a safer environment for all players.

Kim Davis, MJHL Commissioner, said, “This partnership with HeadCheck is another step forward for player safety in our league. We’re pleased to provide our trainers and medical professionals with the best tools we can to keep our players safe.”

Team trainers can use HeadCheck’s mobile app to document suspected concussions, perform concussion assessments and transfer the information collected to medical professionals and partner clinics. The national program allows a player’s concussion history to transfer with them from team-to-team or league-to-league for more informed care.

“We recognize that junior hockey players can be vulnerable to concussions because they’re playing a contact sport. We want to support them as they pursue their hockey careers by providing an extra safety net with this concussion program,” said Kevin Daniel, Executive Vice President at Co-operators Life Insurance Company.

Harrison Brown, Co-Founder, and CEO of HeadCheck Health, said, “We’re proud that the MJHL has decided to take HeadCheck on a league-wide basis following a successful implementation by the Virden Oil Capitals last season. Throughout our dealings with the MJHL, Kim Davis has shown a strong desire to be proactive about concussion safety.”

All data collected through the HeadCheck system will be stored according to Canadian health privacy standards and will only be accessed by authorized individuals.
ABOUT HEADCHECK HEALTH, INC.
HeadCheck provides concussion management software that is customized to the requirements of any concussion policy. A mobile app can be used to document suspected concussions, run concussion assessments and track an athlete’s concussion history. An enhanced web dashboard provides an overview of testing activity, more thorough athlete management, and the monitoring of concussion policy adherence. The system provides medical and non-medical roles to support the varying medical qualifications of individuals working with teams. All data is securely stored and meets the latest health privacy standards. Over 400 organizations across North America use HeadCheck as their primary tool for concussion management, including the CJHL, BC Hockey, UBC, Edmonton Oil Kings, BC Rugby, Eastern Washington University, Rugby Ontario, St. George’s School, and Okotoks Minor Hockey. For more information visit http://www.headcheckhealth.com

ABOUT MJHL
The Manitoba Junior Hockey League is one of ten Junior ‘A’ Hockey Leagues in Canada and is a proud member of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL). The CJHL is an association of ten Junior ‘A’ Leagues in Canada. The MJHL exists to provide the best hockey development opportunities for players. The Mission Statement of the MJHL is “To provide each player with an elite hockey development experience with a strong emphasis on education and citizenship”. Currently, there are eleven (11) member franchises in the MJHL. For more information visit https://www.mjhlhockey.ca/

ABOUT THE CO-OPERATORS
The Co-operators Group Limited is a Canadian co-operative with more than $41 billion in assets under administration. Through its group of companies it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products.  The Co-operators is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to sustainability. The Co-operators is listed among the Best Employers in Canada by Aon Hewitt and Corporate Knights’ Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. For more information, visit www.cooperators.ca. 

Media Contacts:

HeadCheck Health
Kari Kylo – kari@somaworks.com 
604.889.8057

Kevin Saurette
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Phone: (204) 925-5685
Cell: (204) 721-0710
operations@mjhlhockey.ca

Michelle Robichaud
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
The Co-operators
media@cooperators.ca