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Concerns About Hockey Safety

A 16-year-old minor hockey player in Edmonton has died after being hit in the throat by a puck. Kyle Fundytus was injured while blocking a shot, and died later in hospital.

The story has renewed the debate on hockey safety and the extent to which equipment can prevent serious injuries. For his insights, we've reached Dr. Charles Tator, a neurosurgeon and the founder of Think First Canada -- a brain and spinal cord injury prevention agency.

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Check out the Smart Hockey video here: http://www.thinkfirst.ca/programs/hockey.aspx