Hockey legend Lou Nanne is urging the Minnesota State High School League to mandate more reminders to high school players about the dangers of checking from behind. The push comes after 16 year-old Jack Jablonski of Benilde St. Margaret's was paralyzed after being checked from behind during a game last week. The MSHSL sent out a warning to coaches Tuesday saying players need to be reminded that checking from behind is illegal and extremely dangerous.
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Ten players were ejected from the game after a fight broke out over a dangerous check similar to the one that left a Benilde-St. Margaret's athlete with a debilitating spinal injury. The Star Tribune reports the Winona coach has no doubt the brawl was a direct result of the blow that paralyzed Jack Jablonski.
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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.
'Jack's Pledge' started to get hockey players to commit to playing safe
The Minneapolis Hockey Association is hoping to get as many hockey players, ages four and up, to sign "Jack's Pledge." The goal is to get hockey players to commit to playing safe in tribute to 16-year-old Jack Jablonski, who was paralyzed after being checked from behind.
Students across Minnesota wear white to show support for Jack Jablonski
High school students across the state wore white to school on Thursday to show support for Jack Jablonski. The 16 year-old hockey player from Benilde St. Margaret's was paralyzed during a game last Friday after being checked head first into the boards.
Mother of injured hockey player hopeful after he moves his arms
Jack Jablonksi's mother says the 16-year-old athlete moved both his arms. The development offers some hope in an otherwise difficult situation. Jablonski was paralyzed after a check from behind slammed him into the boards during a hockey game.
St. Croix Lutheran hockey player Jenna Privette gaining feeling
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.
Prep hockey player Jack Jablonski making progress
According to family, the Benilde-St. Margaret's sophomore is getting stronger and will begin rehabilitation soon. Jablonski is sitting up in a specialized chair and moving his arms below the triceps. The 16-year-old hockey player was checked from behind during a junior-varsity game on December 30. Jablonski severed his spinal cord and fractured two vertebrae.
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