Common Ice Hockey Injuries

Ice hockey is traditionally a contact sport for male participants and non-contact for female participants. It is one of the fastest growing women’s sports in the world, growing 350% in the last 10 years.

Ice hockey is played on a slick surface which throws a twist into the injuries that can occur. Playing a sport on ice creates a different method for injuries to occur. Injuries range from concussions, to cuts and lacerations, fractures, knee sprains, injuries to the hip joint.

Ice hockey is a very physical sport that creates high speed contact between two players or with the surrounding boards or ice.


  • Concussion


  • Medial Collateral Ligament Sprain (MCL)


  • Labral Tear
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB)