Okanagan Hockey Ontario General Manager Paul Pascuzzi announced today that Jessica Pragg has been named an Athletic Therapist for the 2019-20 season.
Pragg is currently an Athletic Therapist at AreYouGame Conditioning Club Inc. in Whitby, where she provides clinic treatment from acute/chronic injuries to clients, as well as using her knowledge in exercise, functional movement, strength and conditioning, and stretching to enable clients to improve quality of life.
“We are really excited to have Jessica joining Okanagan Hockey Ontario for the 2019-2020 season,” said Pascuzzi. “Adding a certified athletic therapist with Jessica’s experience will provide an expertise in injury care, maintenance and rehabilitation for our student athletes.”
Pragg graduated with college and presidents’ honours from Durham College with a Fitness and Health Diploma, before obtaining her Bachelor of Health Science, Major Kinesiology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2012. She completed the Athletic Therapy Certificate Program from York University in 2014.
In the past, Pragg has served as an Athletic Therapist with the Durham College Men’s Rugby team, Pickering Panthers, Markham Royals and Newmarket Hurricanes, along with Team Ontario Box/Field Lacrosse and Rugby Ontario.
There are limited roster spots available on the OHO 18U and 16U teams for the 2019-20 season. If interested, please contact Paul Pascuzzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.