Rowan's Law Information (Huron-Perth Lakers AAA Minor Hockey Association)

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In May 2013, 17 year old Rowan Stringer died as a result of a head injury she sustained while playing rugby with her high school team. In the week prior to her final game, Rowan had been hit twice, and likely sustained a concussion each time. These concussions were not recognized, and she continued to play. When she was hit again in her last game, she suffered what is known as Second Impact Syndrome – catastrophic swelling of the brain caused by a second injury that occurs before a previous injury has healed. Rowan collapsed on the field and died four days later in hospital.

A coroner’s inquest was convened in 2015 to look into the circumstances of Rowan’s death. The coroner’s jury made 49 recommendations for how the federal government, as well as Ontario’s government ministries, school boards, and sports organizations, should improve the manner in which concussions are managed in this province.


Rowan's Law Document

Acknowledgement Form

Once you have read the above information you will be required to sign the acknowledgement form also posted above.  Forms can be emailed or handed to your teams Manager.  This form is mandatory as set out by the Ontario Government and must be completed by August 30, 2019.  



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