Study Questions Hockey Helmet Safety
Only one out of 32 hockey helmets tested by American researchers reached three stars on a five star safety scale. In the University of Virginia Tech study, nine helmets tested rated zero or "not recommended," 16 received one star or "marginal" and six earned two stars or "adequate." The researchers conducted more than 2,000 impact tests on the 32 different helmets. The study also found that the cost of helmets made no difference in the level of protection with some of the cheaper helmets...

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