The Barrie Colts in partnership with local business Sports Medicine And Rehabilitation have partnered up to bring the first Ontario Hockey League’s Sports and Performance Department.
The department is headed by Barrie Colts Head Trainer Jimmy McKnight who we spoke to about the new project he will be heading starting in the 2019 – 2020 season.
The Barrie Colts are very pleased to partner with Sports Medicine and Mind to Muscle, with whom they’ve had a tremendous relationship with since our inception. The Colts have selected Sports Medicine and Mind to Muscle because they have been industry leaders in athletic performance and injury care for over 30 years. The Colts are excited to be leaders in a new Sports Science program that will enhance our players’ development and performance.
” I am extremely excited for the season to start, being the first of its kind in the league, all eyes are on this program. It’s up to me to make sure it not only runs smoothly, but it achieves its goals. Like every player and staff that show up to the rink every day, I want to win, and I’m not going to sit back and hope that it happens. I am going to do everything I can to make it happen.”
– Jimmy McKnight, Head Trainer, Barrie Colts Hockey Club
Jimmy then went onto to outline the three main goals for the program
“So essentially this program is going be using state of the art equipment and techniques to gather as much quantitative data on each individual player. Then how we use that data will allow us to meet our goals as a program”
McKnight then finished by saying he thinks of the team as a race car
Jimmy McKnight – Head Athletic Therapist and Strength Coach
Greg Eskedjian – Team Nutritionist
Dr. Ian Maxwell – Team Physician
Dr. Gord A. Crawford – Team Surgeon
Paul Matheson – Skating Development Coach
Paul Henry – Sports Psychologist
For more information about this program please contact:
Head Athletic Therapist & Strength Coach