Session takes place Nov 12 at UPEI – ALL TEAMS WELCOME


The Mid Isle Matrix Bantam AAA team will be hosting guest speaker Dr. William Stanish, an expert in Sport Medicine and Orthopedics, to discuss concussion and injury prevention amongst adolescent hockey players.

The Mid Isle Matrix would like to extend an invite to ALL Hockey PEI teams, their parents and coaches to attend this important discussion, and participate in a Q&A session following the presentation.

The concussion session will be hosted November 12th at 10:00 am at UPEI. (Room 242, MacDougall Hall)

There is no cost to attend this event. The team kindly ask attendees to provide a donation to The Hannah Richards Fund, aimed at supporting the family of a 10-month baby girl from Charlottetown, who is currently battling leukemia.

For more information:  Concussion Session – Dr. William Stanish

Dr. William D. Stanish MD, FRCS(C), FACS

Dr. Stanish began his love of sport at a very early age and later became an accomplished varsity athlete himself. He was named captain of both the football and hockey teams while attending Prince of Wales College and Dalhousie University. Upon graduating from Dalhousie Medical School, Dr. Stanish furthered his studies in orthopedics and sports medicine at both Oxford and Harvard University.

In 1976, he founded the Nova Scotia Sports Medicine Clinic, to focus on the prevention and rehabilitation of professional and amateur athletes. Dr. Stanish has worked with many Canadian teams at both the national and international levels. He was the Chief Medical Officer for Team Canada at the Los Angeles and Seoul Olympic Games, and has been the team doctor at the Pan Am Games, as well as primary physician for many of our national athletic teams and events (gymnastics, water polo, track, hockey, etc.).

Dr. Stanish continues to lend his expertise as Associate Professor at in the Department of Surgery at Dalhousie, while continuing to lecture world wide regarding his research on ligaments and tendons, pain management and injury prevention. He has been inducted into the NS Sport Hall of Fame, The Dalhousie Sport Hall of Fame, and the UPEI Sport Hall of Fame. Dr. Stanish has also received honorary degrees from UPEI and St. FX, as well as the order of Nova Scotia.


Gretel Stanish-Drake