athletic therapy & training Staff

heather-perrin-2019.pngHeather Perrin
Manager of Athletic Therapy & Medical Services

Perrin completed her Bachelor of Science majoring in Kinesiology at the University of Lethbridge and her Advanced Certificate of Athletic Therapy at Mount Royal College.  After becoming a Certified Athletic Therapist, Perrin worked in a variety of sports including CIS Rugby, Junior and Provincial Lacrosse, Judo and Hockey.  Perrin started working full time hockey in 2009 and has since been a team therapist in a number of leagues and programs including the JWHL, KIJHL, CSSHL, Team Alberta and Hockey Canada.  Joining Hockey Canada in 2010, Perrin has worked at every level with the Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team, most recently serving as Team Therapist for the 2018 Olympic Team that won silver in Pyeongchang, South Korea.  Perrin joined the Okanagan Hockey Academy in 2014 as the Manager of Athletic Therapy and Medical Services.

Desiree-new-AT.gifDesiree Koggel
Athletic Therapist

Desiree Koggel graduated with a High Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Athletic Therapy from Sheridan College in 2018. Since graduating she has worked in a variety of sports including provincial and semi-professional football, AAA and Jr. A hockey, major series and provincial lacrosse, club and collegiate rugby, field hockey and soccer as well as professional curling. Most recently, Koggel has spent her time in multidisciplinary clinics while working with AAA GTHL and Jr. A hockey teams. In 2019 Koggel was a part of the medical staff for the GTHL Blue, who won the OHL Gold Cup. Koggel is a Certified Athletic Therapist (Canada), Certified Athletic Trainer (U.S.), and a Level 1 Barefoot Training Specialist.

Dr_Connolly_Crop.jpgTrevor Connolly
Team Physician 

Connolly is an emergency physician at Penticton Regional Hospital. He was the recipient of the Resident Research Award in 2003 and the Alice Grant Memorial Award in Family Medicine in June 2002. Connolly obtained his Doctor of Medicine with Great Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan.

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