OTTAWA – The Ottawa 67's junior hockey team has joined forces with a former bomb disposal officer now applying his expertise to the hockey rink to mitigate the damage of concussions.
Danny Crossman, 39, is an Ottawa entrepreneur who served with the British Army in Iraq, Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo. He’s now chief executive of Impakt Protective, a local startup company that has developed a simple, affordable hockey helmet sensor.
The Shockbox instantly alerts team officials — or parents — when a player suffers a dangerous blow to the head.
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