Responsibilities, and Liabilities for Coaches, Officials, and Leagues with Respect to Safety in Ice Hockey

    Published: Jan 2004

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    This paper seeks to examine new areas of liability for those involved in amateur ice hockey. By exploring recent litigation and programs designed to decrease risk of injury, and consequent liability, this article summarizes key issues affecting coaches, officials and league administrators in the new millennium.


    coach, ice hockey, league, injury, litigation, liability, hazing, risk management, safety, assumption of the risk, player, official, game, illegal, paralysis, release, manufacturer, intent, premises liability, standards, responsibility, protection lawsuit, volunteer

    Author Information:

    Granger, MS
    Senior Partner, Morrison, Mahoney & Miller, Boston, MA

    Augeri, A
    Esquire, Morrison, Mahoney & Miller, Boston, MA

    Pelletier, A
    Esquire, Morrison, Mahoney & Miller, Boston, MA

    Committee/Subcommittee: F08.15

    DOI: 10.1520/STP11619S

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