PJHL Strengthens Concussion Management with HeadCheck Health
League utilizes industry-leading software platform to improve player safety
VANCOUVER, CANADA (September 16, 2021) – The Pacific Junior Hockey League (‘PJHL’) today announced an extension of their agreement with software company HeadCheck Health, Inc. (‘HeadCheck’) that equips all 13 teams with the HeadCheck Pro web and app-based concussion management platform.
The platform enables the PJHL to advance player safety by streamlining all concussion documentation, testing, and return-to-play management. The digital setup provides team staff, from Athletic Therapists to Physicians and other Medical staff, with the ability to collaborate on care in a consistent fashion, in-line with the League protocol. The digital collection of aggregate data can inform meaningful changes to policy and rules based on League-specific trends.
“Being partnered with HeadCheck for a number of years, they continue to find better and better ways to serve our teams and athletes. Through innovation and communication, this partnership continues to make our league a better place for our athletes,” said Trevor Alto, Commissioner of the PJHL. “Player safety is a high priority in the PJHL and working with HeadCheck, as one of the leaders in player safety technology, we feel gives our players and their families a level of comfort that our teams have the enhanced ability to identify head injuries and concussions, manage the injury and work with the athlete and medical professionals on a safe successful return to play.”
“Using the HeadCheck system became an integral part of ensuring that all of the players involved had all the tools needed to be educated on concussions,” said Daniel Mack, Trainer for the Langley Trappers. “When a concussion would occur, it was a simple and effective tool that provided clarity and confidence in recognizing and managing players with concussions and their subsequent recovery.”
“We’re proud to work with organizations like the PJHL that take a proactive approach to player safety,” said Harrison Brown, CEO of HeadCheck Health. “We will continue to find new and innovative ways to support them in making their league a smart choice for young hockey players and their families.”
About HeadCheck Health, Inc.
At HeadCheck Health, 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 3,000 progressive organizations that HeadCheck Health empowers to make a difference in player safety, from professional sports leagues like Major League Soccer, the Canadian Football League, and the Western Lacrosse Association to your community’s sports teams and clinics: http://www.headcheckhealth.com
About the PJHL
The Pacific Junior Hockey league consists of 13 member teams located in communities within Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley regions of British Columbia. The PJHL has been in operation since 1965 with head office located in Vancouver, BC. The PJHL is regarded as a prominent development league for players looking to move on to higher levels of Junior, Major Junior, or University/College Hockey.
PJHL – Katie Lawrence – Director of Communications
HeadCheck – Andrew Ropchan – Marketing Manager