Article reposted from Yorktown This Week
Author: STEFANIE DAVIS
As the Yorkton Terriers get set to lace up the skates for another season of Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League action, they welcome a new face to take care of things off the ice.
Caden Allingham was hired in late June to take on the role of athletic therapist/equipment manager for the Terriers this season. The job opened up after former athletic therapist/equipment manager Nathan Hollinger took a new job at the Okanagan Hockey Academy in British Columbia.
Allingham, from Kincardine, Ont., started his athletic therapy major at Sheridan College in 2011. During his years there, he spent time working as a therapist in a number of sports including hockey, football and baseball. He graduated this past April and said he knew he wanted to pursue a career in hockey therapy.
“With hockey, there’s that team atmosphere. It’s almost like a family relationship,” said Allingham. “Football has egos and stuff like that, and in baseball I didn’t really see many injuries – or if I did, they were all the same.”
His resume includes working with high school hockey teams and the Ryerson University men’s hockey team. Last hockey season he was with a midget AAA team in Guelph.
He explained that while he was looking for a job this season, he applied to multiple SJHL teams. Then late one night, he sent his resume along to Terriers’ head coach/GM Casey O’Brien.
“And that was that,” he said.
Allingham arrived in Yorkton last week and with fall camp set to start on Friday, he’s been busy.
He said he’s definitely excited for the season to get going.
“I’m looking forward to getting back behind the bench again, getting in some hockey games and hopefully going for a winning season,” Allingham said.
The next week will be busy for the Terriers.
Their annual golf tournament is on Thursday, Aug. 31 at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton. The tournament acts as a fundraiser for the team.
The weekend will consist of fall camps. Both new and returning players will be coached through a series of camps, endurance sessions and scrimmage games as the coaching staff gets an idea of what they’ll see on the ice for the start of the season.