The Okanagan Hockey Group (OHG) is pleased to congratulate Nathan Hollinger on accepting the role of Athletic Therapist with the Western Hockey League’s (WHL) Calgary Hitmen.
Hollinger joined OHG in June of 2017 as an Athletic Therapist/Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) in Penticton.
“We are very excited for Nathan and the opportunity that he has at the WHL level with an organization like the Hitmen,” said Dixon Ward, Vice-President of OHG. “Nathan was a very positive member of our staff and we would like to thank him for his contributions this past season and wish him the best of luck in Calgary.”
Prior to joining OHG, Hollinger was the Head Athletic Therapist and Equipment Manager for the Yorkton Terriers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) for two seasons.
Hollinger has also spent time as a Student Athletic Therapist with the Regina Pats of the WHL the Calgary Royals Midget AAA team, the University of Regina Men’s Hockey program, as well as a Teaching Assistant with the University of Regina’s Faculty of Kinesiology. He also served as an Athletic Therapist for Team Canada West at the 2016 World Jr. A Challenge.
Hollinger obtained a Bachelor of Kinesiology, Major in Human Kinetics, from the University of Regina in 2015. He also has an Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal University.
Being a part of the Okanagan Hockey Academy has been an extremely rewarding and unforgettable experience. It has enabled me to gain confidence and acquire life long skills expanding beyond the game of hockey. The balance between academics and athletics is superb, allowing you to achieve your ultimate success. The academy assisted me in achieving my dream of playing hockey at the NCAA level while studying Pre-Medicine. Without this caring support group, none of this would have been possible and I am forever grateful.