The Pioneer Press reports Jenna Privette has regained some feeling and is in pain, which could mean she's not paralyzed after receiving a dangerous check from behind during a hockey match. Her injury came just a week after a similar check paralyzed a Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player.
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St. Croix Lutheran girl injured after check from behind
In an incident eerily similar to one that left a Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player hospitalized, Jenna Privette was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center after an illegal check from behind left her unable to move.
St. Croix Lutheran hockey player has spinal concussion; family hopes for full recovery
Lakeville Patch says the family of Jenna Privette is hopeful after doctors said her injury is "somewhat like a concussion to her spine." Privette was hurt and lost feeling in her legs after she was checked from behind during a hockey game.
Youth hockey players to face stiffer penalties for dangerous checks
The Minnesota Hockey Board on Monday approved more severe penalties for youth hockey players who engage in risky moves like checking from behind and boarding. The rule changes come after a check from behind left Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player Jack Jablonski paralyzed.
St. Croix Lutheran hockey player leaves HCMC
Jenna Privette was injured two weeks ago during a high school hockey game. The Pioneer Press reports she is now at a rehabilitation center. The high school senior is expected to make a full recovery, however a Privette family Facebook page, last updated on Thursday, says Jenna was still unable to move her legs.
Push to drop stricter Minn. youth hockey penalties
Minnesota Hockey's board of directors is expected to vote Sunday whether to drop the tougher penalty structure that added more minutes for the most dangerous illegal hits. The rules were adopted soon after Jack Jablonski of Benilde-St. Margaret's was paralyzed by a check from behind. The Star Tribune reports the recommendation to undo the changes at the youth level stems from concerns the stiffer penalties take players off the ice for too long and hampers their ability to learn.
Injured St. Croix Lutheran High School hockey player returns home
The Star Tribune reports Jenna Privette was released from Gillette Children's Hospital Friday. The high school senior is recovering from an injury during a hockey game last month. According to her Caringbridge site, she started to regain feeling in her thighs last week.
Paralyzed hockey player's parents, doctor discuss injury
Doctors say it's too early to tell how bad the lasting damage will be to Jack Jablonski, a Benilde-St. Margaret sophomore who suffered a severe spinal injury during a hockey game.
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