Louis De Beaumont looks back at his time playing hockey in the 90s fondly. From winning the Air Canada Cup, the national midget AAA championship, to pursuing his bachelor’s degree at the Université de Montréal while playing junior hockey.
But he also remembers witnessing the realities of playing a contact sport: watching his friends and teammates take hits to the head. “They would just sniff some smelling salts and get right back out there,” he remembered.
Now, almost 30 years later, he’s looking to change the way contact sports such as football and hockey treat suspected concussions.