A tip from Team USA Hockey for staying safe on the ice, ‘Heads Up, Don’t Duck’. This initiative is intended to decrease spinal injuries, as keeping your head up on impact allows the vertabrae to flex and avoid injury.
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Founded in 1936, USA Hockey is the National Governing Body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States. Its mission is to promote the growth of hockey in America and provide the best possible experience for all participants. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO, USA Hockey is the official representative to the United States Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation. In this role, USA Hockey is responsible for organizing and training men’s and women’s teams for international tournaments, including the IIHF World Championships and the Olympic Winter Games.