Victoria, BC – The Victoria Salmon Kings, proud affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks and Manitoba Moose, announced today that Kevin Heise has been hired as the team’s new Athletic Therapist, while Marc Beaudoin joins the club as the Head Equipment Manager.
Heise joins the Salmon Kings for his 13th season as an athletic therapist after spending the 2009-10 campaign with the Amarillo Gorillas in the Central Hockey League (CHL). He also has previous experience in the Western Hockey League (WHL) with seven seasons between the Tri-City Americans and Seattle Thunderbirds, as well as four years with the Mount Royal College Cougars of the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC). During his time at Mount Royal College, Heise was part of two Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) National Championship teams.
Beaudoin, a Grande Prairie, AB native, joins the Salmon Kings with over 12 years of experience in hockey. He has spent 10 of the last 12 hockey seasons in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) with the Grande Prairie Storm as their equipment manager and head athletic therapist. His last three years with the Storm also saw him in the role of strength and conditioning coach for the club. During his time in Grand Prairie, Beaudoin won two AJHL Championships with the Storm (2003-04 and 2008-09). The 36-year- old is a graduate of Mount Royal College in Calgary with a Diploma in Athletic Therapy.