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CWSF 2012 - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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I am from Kingston, Ontario. I'm twelve years old and in grade seven at the Challenge program at Calvin Park Public School. I really enjoy sports, I played on the school soccer, volleyball, basketball and ultimate Frisbee teams. I also competed in the cross-country running races. I am the captain of my competitive soccer and hockey teams. I plan on going into engineering or medicine when I am older. My inspiration for this project came from watching my partner's younger brother play hockey. He is on a team that plays up which means they are playing against kids who are two to three years older than him. These kids are much bigger and stronger so I thought there would be some safety concerns with this. We were think, what if one of the big kids took a slap-shot and hit him or one of his teammates in a vulnerable area of their body? That would cause some serious damage. Something I would tell someone who was doing a project is to manage your time wisely. I think we did this w=quite well and it benefited us a lot with not being rushed in the last stages of our project.

Alexander Drover

Pro.Tech.Neck: The Future of Hockey Neck Guards
Region:Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
City:Kingston, ON
School:Calvin Park P.S.
Abstract:Hockey neck guards do not protect against the impact of a puck. Our project focused on creating and testing neck guard prototypes designed to reduce the energy transmission of a puck. Our designs incorporated realistic engineered materials. Golf impact tape and clay moulds were used in testing. Results showed that our Pro.Tech.Neck guard provided better protection than anything commercially available.

Awards Value
CSSE Engineering Innovation Award
Sponsor: Canadian Society for Senior Engineers
Excellence Award - Junior
Silver Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Western University Scholarship
Silver Medallist - $2000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$2 000.00
Total$3 200.00