logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel
Southwest USA
Irish Culture
Home Finance


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Ice Hockey Site

BellaOnline's Ice Hockey Editor

g

Steroids in Hockey?

Guest Author - Kevin Thorburn

Steroid use in Baseball has been a controversial topic lately. Other pro sports have had to deal with the stigma and it is always a huge subject when speaking of Olympic athletes, but hockey has gone relatively unscathed until recently.

Former player and tough guy, Dave Morissette has written a book: Memoires d’un dur a cuire (Memoires of an Enforcer) stating that the use of steroids and other stimulants had a hand in ending his career. Does his claim damage hockey’s image? It has raised eyebrows with the media on the lookout for a chance to take the game down a notch, but since this comes from a marginal player who was only in the game because of his fighting abilities, which are questionable, and because Morissette only managed eleven NHL games the book doesn’t exactly have a big impact. If it helps to warn younger players about the damaging results from steroid use then that is the main value that can be placed upon the book.

Dennis Bonvie, another enforcer with 92 NHL games under his belt and now in the American Hockey League, claims to have gone up against players on steroids. Bonvie does not think the use is widespread and he claims it really does not give the users an advantage since proper training can achieve the same results without adversely affecting your health.

Nick Kypreos, another former NHLer and now a hockey analyst, agrees that steroid use in hockey is not widespread. He claims that scandals such as the Ben Johnson affair at the 1988 Olympic Games scared Canadians enough to realize the consequences of using steroids.

Are there steroids in the game of hockey? “Yes,” is a safe answer, but in relation to many other sports the use is probably minimal. There will always be players trying to get that upper hand by whatever means available, let’s just hope the numbers are few and the powers that be in the different leagues do what they can to punish those caught. A policy of “no tolerance” sounds great.
This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Steroids+in+Hockey%3F to Twitter Add Steroids+in+Hockey%3F to Facebook Add Steroids+in+Hockey%3F to MySpace Add Steroids+in+Hockey%3F to Del.icio.us Digg Steroids+in+Hockey%3F Add Steroids+in+Hockey%3F to Yahoo My Web Add Steroids+in+Hockey%3F to Google Bookmarks Add Steroids+in+Hockey%3F to Stumbleupon Add Steroids+in+Hockey%3F to Reddit




RSS | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Previous Features | Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Ice Hockey Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Kevin Thorburn. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Kevin Thorburn. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
Hockey Player Salaries

Hockey Ticket Prices

Book Review – Timeless Trivia

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor