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Dynos take on Cuba

 

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The DVSS senior girls basketball team had an experience of a lifetime playing hoops in Cuba before the regular season was underway.

On November 25, the DVSS Sr. Girls left for Cuba for a week-long basketball camp and cultural exchange.

The Dynos had the opportunity to train with the U17 Cuban national champions and worked out in a facility that was developed for the 1991 Pan American Games.

There was also a cultural component to the trip. The girls also went on tours in Havana and learned about some of the history and culture of Cuba.

On the last day in Cuba, the team went to a community centre where they gave donations to the local area.


Midget Raptors come from behind to win tourney

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The Drumheller Mastel Midget Raptors skated to a tournament win on Sunday, coming back from a 3-0 defecit to beat St. Paul 6-5. 
They played Lethbridge in the first game of the tournament in St.Paul and fell behind 4-2, but after two periods they rallied in the third to pull off a 5-4 win. 
Saturday afternoon they played Onoway in a hard hitting affair in which their power play was unproductive but still came away with a 3-1 victory.
Early Sunday morning they played another rough game against Airdrie where even though they were once again down after two periods, the power play started to click and they skated away with a 5-2 win. 
That win secured a spot in the championship game Sunday afternoon against the host St. Paul team. After another slow start, the team fought back to win, with the coaches agreeing discipline was a major factor in the win. 

AJHL adopts concussion phone app

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Want to monitor and assess concussion in order to keep AJHL hockey players safer? There’s an app for that.

The AJHL has implemented concussion management software to facilitate a safer environment for players. The league has signed on to the CJHL Concussion Program and have employed the HeadCheck app for use with their concussion protocol.

“Improving player safety is a team effort and concussion safety requires collaboration, especially at the junior hockey level. The use of HeadCheck gives our trainers and medical personnel additional tools and resources needed to make informed decisions on the health and safety of our players,” said Ryan Bartoshyk, AJHL Commissioner.

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.

  Dragons athletic therapist/equipment manager, Rebecca Kuresh, said before they began using the app, each team followed the league guidelines. However, this is an improvement.

“Now they have made it accessible, a little easier and more standardized with the app,” said Kuresh. “If the player is traded you get their concussion history which is good.”

So far she likes the functionality of the app, and feels strongly that it is a tool that helps keep athletes safer.

“It’s awesome, it is really easy to use and always accessible, that is the best part,” said  Kuresh.”

All data collected through the HeadCheck system will be stored according to Canadian health privacy standards and will only be accessed by authorized individuals. The CJHL Concussion Program is supported by The Cooperators.


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