Okanagan Hockey Academy (OHA) Vice-President Dixon Ward announced today that Nathan Hollinger has been named Athletic Therapist/Strength and Conditioning Coach.
Hollinger joins OHA from the Yorkton Terriers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) where he was the Head Athletic Therapist and Equipment Manager since 2015.
"I am very excited to be joining a first-class organization in the Okanagan Hockey Academy,” said Hollinger. “I'm really looking forward to working alongside such a renowned staff, and I believe my work ethic and passion will help to supplement that. I feel that my background and experience will help to provide the best care possible to our athletes to allow for their optimal development, and I can't wait to get started."
Prior to joining the Terriers, Hollinger spent time as a Student Athletic Therapists with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (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.
Playing at OHA was great. I had great billet families and made great relationships with people I still keep in touch with. It was a really good learning experience for me being away from home playing hockey, which set me up to go play junior.