Woolwich Wild Concussion Management Program
The Woolwich Wild concussion management program has helped to provide a safe return to play for injured players and players with concussions. Our Association will continue with the return to play protocols in the upcoming season with some changes. Woolwich Wild will be following the rules and regulations set out by the Government of Ontario’s Rowan’s Law.
With the Ontario Government’s legislated Rowan's Law and the Woolwich Wild Removal from Play and Return to Play protocols we now have steps and guidelines set out by the government to help the injured player return to the ice.
The following are some basic guidelines if a head injury is incurred and the return to play guidelines.
- If a player is suspected to have suffered a concussion, the first step is to be assessed by a family physician, sports medicine doctor or nurse practitioner for confirmation. Once a concussion is confirmed, and have seen your family physician, medical sports doctor or nurse practitioner, please follow the steps they have set out for the player and the return to play protocols set out by Woolwich Wild and Rowan’s Law.
- Throughout the process, please keep the coaching staff aware of the progress and timelines to returning to play that has been communicated by the medical doctor, sports medicine doctor or nurse practitioner.
- Once the physician, sports medicine doctor or nurse practitioner has cleared the player to return to games, please provide a physician’s note to the coaching staff so they have confirmation the player has been cleared to play.
- These same protocols are in place for severely injured players that do not have concussions.
Below are some links to some important information that may be helpful in case of injury, in addition to the OWHA Rowan's Law documents for clarification of the information, steps and processes mandated by the government.
Rowan's Law Information and the OWHA
Removal from Play and Return to Play Protocols
Hockey Canada's Return to Play Guidelines
During this entire process, the concussion management coordinator is available to answer any questions you may have with regards to the program. Please email [email protected] for assistance.