Considering the climatic conditions, hockey is the sport discipline that enjoys great popularity in northern countries. It is a finesse sport that requires a unique combination of speed, power, and teamwork. As a result, players are at risk for specific injury patterns. The most common injuries are a shoulder separation and a broken collarbone. These injuries occur from direct contact of the shoulder with another player, the boards, or the ice. To the most frequent injuries belong bruising, hematomas, concussion and upper limb fractures.