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Hockey player death prompts helmet talk

Updated: January 3, 2009, 1:55 AM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- The death of a 21-year-old hockey player in a senior amateur league has renewed calls for tougher rules governing helmet use.

Don Sanderson, a rookie defenseman with the Whitby Dunlops of the Ontario Hockey Association, died Friday at Hamilton General Hospital. On Dec. 12, his helmet fell off and his head hit the ice while he was fighting with Brantford Blast forward Corey Fulton.

Sanderson was knocked out for about 30 seconds before he briefly regained ...

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