Partnership with the Neurotrauma Impact Science Laboratory, leading experts in the field of head injuries

Player safety is a top priority at CCM. Following a "Safety Summit" 5 years ago, with experts in the field of head injuries, CCM signed an agreement with the Neurotrauma Impact Science Laboratory at the University of Ottawa. Scientist at the NISL are leading crash-test analyses to establish the relationship between helmet performance and head injuries. This highly advance laboratory's tests and simlulations are well beyond current protocols for helmet research. Through the research, CCM is learning more about better managing all types of impacts to create better products as the game evolves.

Holistic approach to developing helmets

CCM always makes safety a priority when developing helmets. In taking a holistic approach to design, many factors are considered throughout the development process. All of our helmets are designed to manage multiple types of impacts at varying intensities. Fit and comfort are also key components when creating a safe helmet and "fit testing" is integral to the development process.

Scientists indicate that brain injuries and concussions are mainly due to linear and rotational accelerations of the brain. No hockey helmet can prevent or eliminate the risk of head injury, including concussions.

CCM H&F FAQ

How is CCM improving helmet development?

CCM is committed to player safety and invests significant dollars into the scientific community.

CCM has research partnerships with both the University of Ottawa’s Neurotrauma Science Impact Laboratory and the École de technologie supérieure (Université de Québec). Investing in the scientific community will allow CCM to find solutions that will best protect players.

CCM has a dedicated team of engineers, product managers and designers who are focused on developing products that are safe for consumers. They are mandated to study how players get injured and use those findings to develop products that will help protect against them.

Scientists indicate that brain injuries and concussions are mainly due to linear and rotational accelerations of the brain. No hockey helmet can prevent or eliminate the risk of head injury, including concussions.