Friday, July 19, 2013


Press Release

The Kindersley Junior Klippers are pleased to announce that they have concluded their search to fill the position of Head Athletic Therapist left vacant by the departure of Chantelle Touchette.

Filling the role of Athletic Therapist is Emily Thiessen. Emily, who is from St. Catherines, Ontario, earned her Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Athletic Therapy) from Sheridan College in Brampton, Ontario in 2010. She is a member in good standing with both the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association and the Ontario Athletic Therapist Association. She is also a Canadian Red Cross First Responder.

For the past two seasons she has been working with both the St. Catherines Falcons hockey team and the Niagara Spears Football club. Along with having extensive field experience, she also has clinical experience that will be a huge asset to the Klippers organization.  

Head Coach/GM Rockie Zinger, “After reviewing many resumes and going through the interview process it was overwhelmingly clear to us that Emily was the perfect choice to fill our vacant position. In a sport that is as physically demanding as hockey it’s imperative that a team has a therapist that can assess and rehabilitate players in the quickest way possible and Emily fills that description to a tee.”

The Klippers also wish to announce that they have reached an agreement with Assistant Coach Chris Forsman to return for next season. Forsman will be entering his third season as Assistant Coach with the Klippers.

“We, as an organization couldn’t be happier about retaining a quality individual like Chris. He has not only become a part of the Klippers organization, but also a part of the Community of Kindersley.  He has grown immensely as a coach in the last two years and his positive contributions to the Klippers have not gone unnoticed.”  Zinger comments.

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