Canada wins gold! Town Health Solutions is very honoured to have been the only clinic team in Atlantic Canada to provide care to the 2023 Canadian World Junior Hockey team. The tournament, was held in Atlantic Canada for the first time in 20 years.
Chiropractors Dr. Erik Klein (Hampton/Saint John), Dr. John Neal (Woodstock/Nackawic), and Dr. Jake Hayes (Saint John/St. Stephen) were joined by Registered Massage Therapists Jill Holmes (Saint John), Leo Arongaus (Saint John/Grand Bay), Abbi Dunn (St. Stephen) and Erin Martin (St. Stephen).
This opportunity came about as Team Canada was hosting their pre-tournament training camp in St. Stephen at the Garcelon Civic Centre. Dr. Klein was the team doc for the St. Stephen Aces Junior A team for most of their tenure in Charlotte County and it was a natural progression to be able to provide care for Team Canada while in New Brunswick.
There was a process regarding credentials, insurance, and suitability for our organization to have access at Hockey Canada. They won’t just let anyone in!
Dr. Klein has a long history of organizing sport coverage, having been the Health/Medical director for the 2014 World Women’s Curling Championships and leading UNB Track and Field’s Health team for numerous years.
This wasn’t our first brush with a Canadian National hockey team. In 2017, Wendy Yano, owner of River Valley Health Solutions hosted the Canadian Women’s National hockey team at her clinic in advance of a training camp.
Other teams that our organization has supported over the past decade include:
- Saint John Sea Dogs
- UNB Track and Field
- St. Stephen Aces Junior A hockey team
- New Brunswick fencing team
- Canadian 55+ Games
- East Coast Games
- Hampton High School Hockey and Hampton Bulldogs
- Saint John Irish Women’s Rugby
- Saint John Wanderer’s Football
- Saint John Seawolves Football
- Saint John High School Football
- Hampton High School Football
- Fredericton Predators Junior Girls Football
- Hampton Huskies Junior Girls Football
- AND MANY MORE!