Langley, BC – The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) and HEADCHECK Health (HEADCHECK) are thrilled to announce the extension of their successful long-standing partnership to add Enhanced Care concussion services for all BCHL players.
Since 2017, the BCHL has used HEADCHECK’s industry-leading concussion app and web platform to effectively implement, oversee, and evaluate their concussion protocol. By using data to guide their player safety efforts, the BCHL achieves compliance with their protocol, ensuring the safety of every player in the league.
With the addition of Enhanced Care, League Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Tin Jasinovic will collaborate with team medical resources to provide standardized return-to-play management and medical clearance oversight for all concussed athletes. If an athlete experiences an atypical recovery pattern, they will also have direct referrals to specialized medical help such as neurologists and vestibular therapists, if necessary.
“Player safety has always been a top priority for the BCHL, and our partnership with HEADCHECK Health has been instrumental in advancing our concussion care initiatives,” said Steven Cocker, Commissioner of the BCHL. “By extending this partnership, we are reinforcing our commitment to providing the highest level of care and support to our athletes.”
“The extended collaboration demonstrates a commitment to prioritizing player safety and implementing cutting-edge technology in concussion management,” said Harrison Brown, CEO of HEADCHECK Health. “The BCHL has been a leader in concussion safety and continues to go above and beyond for their players.”
The BCHL and HEADCHECK Health partnership demonstrates their joint commitment to advancing concussion care in sports. By leveraging HEADCHECK Health’s platform and Enhanced Cares services, the BCHL is setting a standard for other junior hockey leagues and organizations in the realm of athlete health and safety.
About the BCHL
Sending more players on to Division I college hockey every season than any other hockey league in Canada, the BCHL has established itself as a national leader in the development of young student athletes. Considering approximately a third of today’s NHL is made up of NCAA alumni, the BCHL has become a breeding ground for some of the sport’s most elite and successful players. In 2022-23 alone, there were a league-record 190 players in the league with NCAA Division I scholarships. The BCHL is also a leader in player safety, with a full-time Department of Player Safety, the toughest rules on fighting in North American junior hockey, as well as a league-wide independent Safe Sport Officer and an individual Athlete Advocate assigned to all 17 teams.
The BCHL is: Modern Hockey.
About HEADCHECK Health
At HEADCHECK, our goal is simple: we want to prevent mismanaged head injuries. Our tools help all those involved in the identification, management, and care of a suspected concussion.
Whether at the amateur or professional level, HEADCHECK’s end-to-end solutions enable organizations of all types and sizes to execute their current concussion protocols, support athlete recovery, and mitigate risk.
Join the wave of over 3,500 progressive organizations that HEADCHECK empowers to make a difference in player safety, from professional sports leagues like Major League Soccer, the Canadian Football League, Kentucky Youth Soccer, and USA Cycling to your community’s sports teams and clinics: https://www.headcheckhealth.com.
Director, Communications and Events
BC Hockey League
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