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As with any sport, playing hockey comes with some risk. To help minimize the chance of injury, we aim to play smart and we wear protective equipment. Some of that equipment, like shin guards and elbow pads, can last for close to a lifetime, if well cared for. Helmets, on the other hand, are worth thinking about more carefully.
One might not think of hockey as a sport that tends to cause dehydration in its players. But a University of Kansas study shows that not only are hockey players at high risk of dehydration, but plans specifically designed for individuals to keep them properly hydrated during activity might not be enough.
Nineteen of the best female players from across Quebec wore the bright blue uniforms of Les Étoiles – a select team put together by four-time Olympic gold medalist Caroline Ouellette, right. Quebec City’s venerable Tournoi International de Hockey Pee-Wee has had its share of showcase moments over 57 years of existence – Wayne Gretzky played here, as did Mario Lemieux and the NHL’s most recent generational talent, Connor McDavid.