54721
53964

Canada  

QMJHL improves safety

The Quebec Major Junior Hockey League has announced safety changes that include life-saving training for more team staff and more thorough health screening of players in light of the sudden on-ice death of a 16-year-old player.

Jordan Boyd of Bedford, N.S., was taking part in a drill during August 2013 tryouts with the Acadie-Bathurst Titan in New Brunswick when he collapsed and couldn't be revived.

An autopsy later revealed that Boyd had an undiagnosed heart condition known as arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy.

League president Gilles Courteau says all teams are now required to have at least three staff trained in life-saving techniques including the use of defibrillators, which must be present at all team events including games and practices.

Courteau says prior to training camp players will also be required to fill out more in-depth health questionnaires and will be subject to more extensive physical examinations.

Jordan's father, Stephen Boyd, says he's pleased with the league's commitment to improve its safety protocol to potentially prevent incidents similar to the one involving his son.



More Canada News

Canada
52098
Parliament Hill
Parliament Hill Webcam
46573
Recent Trending
52577
Okanagan Oldies
53018
Castanet Proud Member of RTNDA Canada
51334



50149
54003