Team

KERRY GOULET

KERRY GOULET

CO-FOUNDER AND AMBASSADOR

Former star European hockey player, coach and general manager, Kerry now focuses all of his efforts into generating awareness of concussions and neurotrauma. Kerry suffered two documented concussions and knows
first-hand the effects of post-concussion syndrome. His expertise helps him function as an educational speaker, as he spends countless hours speaking on behalf of preventing concussions.

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KEITH PRIMEAU

KEITH PRIMEAU

CO-FOUNDER AND AMBASSADOR

Keith played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Detroit Red Wings, Hartford Whalers, Carolina Hurricanes and Philadelphia Flyers. He was captain of the Philadelphia Flyers until his fourth documented concussion forced him into retirement. He is not only a co-founder and the key to StopConcussions, he also helped author the book, “CONCUSSED”.

WAYNE PRIMEAU

WAYNE PRIMEAU

CO-FOUNDER & PLAYER AMBASSADOR

After being drafted in the 1st round, 17th overall by the Buffalo Sabres, he played in 774 games, registering 69 goals, 125 assists for an overall score of 194 points. He played for Sabres, Flames, Lightning, Penguins, Sharks, Bruins and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is the younger brother of Keith Primeau and the third of StopConcussions’ co-founders.

MALCOLM SUTHERLAND

MALCOLM SUTHERLAND

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETE & PLAYER SAFETY

Malcolm Sutherland HBPHE, MSc. Kin., is a coach, physical educator, sport pedagogist, and SME in sport development, sport safety and injury prevention. He is current Director of Athlete & Player Safety for StopConcussions and the Shoot For A Cure campaign. As an athlete and player safety expert Malcolm has developed prevention tools and a program to control serious injury in sport. As a Chartered Professional Ice Hockey Coach (Coaches of Canada), Master Coach, Coach Developer (NCCP) and member of Hockey Canada’s Writer’s group, Malcolm has studied and critically evaluated sport structures and coach and player development models and their outcomes. 

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CHRIS HEID

CHRIS HEID

MENTAL COACH

Chris is an ex professional hockey player of 11 years that has transitioned into the world of hockey coaching and mental coaching. After Chris’s career ending early due to multiple concussions and a long battle of post concussion syndrome he dove into the next chapter of life and became a University graduate in mental coaching from the University of Salzburg. Chris offers individual coaching for any mental issue as well as an online master course that is scientifically designed to make hockey players become confident, happy, resilient and mentally tough.

Brent Sopel

Brent Sopel

professional hockey player

Brent Sopel is a former professional hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1996 to 2011, winning the Stanley Cup Championship with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010. Brent’s after career has been to help society understand and deal with bullying and dyslexia. Brent is engaged with organizations to discuss the cause effect and consequences of bullying.
Brent is also an ambassador for dyslexia since his daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia in 2015. Soon after, Brent discovered that he too had dyslexia.
Brent’s struggles with dyslexia inspired him to launch the Brent Sopel Foundation, an organization committed to broaden dyslexia awareness and provide financial and educational support to those with dyslexia and their families.

JESSICA COENEN

JESSICA COENEN

SPORT SCIENTIST

Jessica since 2018 has been working in the field of ‘Sport Related Concussions.’ She has always had an interest in the brain, and the positive effects of physical exercise and sport. But what about the possible negative effect of contact sports: for example concussive injury? She is a doctoral student studying the neurophysiology of a concussion with the goal to understand the injury better and transfer this knowledge to the applied field of sports.

TONI MIIL

TONI MIIL

DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICS

Toni has well over 10 years of event experience and over 20 years of operational and administration experience. For any and all Public Relations & Media Inquiries or inquiries about stopconcussions.com contact Toni Miil.

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Donations are used towards funding educational material for coaches, parents, and teachers and allow us to continue our work in general. If you want to work with us or become an ambassador to help spread the word, please don’t hesitate to contact us! If you are interested, click one of the buttons on the right.

About Us

StopConcussions is a non-profit company, that aims to bring players, parents, coaches and officials information on brain concussions and their consequences in contact sports.

This website is here to help educate and are not intended to replace medical care and/or professional supervision. There is no substitute for a competent neurologist, physician, health professional or clinician when it comes to diagnosing and managing concussions. What StopConcussions offers is an insight into the nature of a brain injury. It is a guide to help you understand the cause, effects and consequences of concussions as well as how you can help reduce the incidences of the injury, manage the injury better and be able to ask all the right questions when dealing with a concussed individual.

The brain is complex, and each injury is personalized. Not only is every brain different, so is every concussion, and the therapy must be tailored to each individual. With this said, only a physician or qualified healthcare professional who has been educated in concussions can recommend a treatment and rehabilitation program. If you have any questions or concerns regarding a specific injury, contact your physician immediately.

Contact Us

Whether you need help dealing with a concussion, need information or other materials or are a concerned parent or coach, we are happy to help. Please contact us with any and all inquiries regarding our field. For emergencies please contact our free number 1.855.223.1002