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Our Integrated Support Team

Ian is the Director of the Delta Health and Performance Clinic and the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. He has over 25 years experience working with professional and amateur hockey players, including 12 years with the Vancouver Giants (WHL) from 2004 to 2016. He is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Delta Hockey Academy and specializes in training elite athletes. Ian also serves as the Director of the Delta Hockey Academy. He has been in this position since its inception in 2004 when he designed and implemented the South Delta Secondary Hockey Academy Skills Program and has grown the academy to include 7 competitive teams all playing in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL). Ian earned his Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. He taught for 15 years in the Edmonton School District. 

Clinic Director  |  Strength & Conditioning Specialist 

IAN GALLAGHER

Jasub Jarquin received his Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of British Columbia and his Bachelor’s Degree in Human Kinetics with a specialization in Kinesiology and Exercise Science. He has also successfully completed a post-graduate Fellowship within the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physical Therapy, which signifies that he has advanced and specialized clinical training in neuromusculoskeletal assessment and treatment. Jasub has consulted for and provided extensive treatment for numerous professional and junior hockey clubs, including the Vancouver Giants of the WHL, World Junior Hockey Championships, National Skating Championships, Delta Hockey Academy, U17 Bayside Sharks Rugby, BC Summer Games and Cross-fit Canada West Regional Championships. Jasub has also provided clinical mentorship and placements for students enrolled in the Masters of Physical Therapy program at the University of British Columbia within the Faculty of Medicine. 

Director of Rehabilitation  |  Physiotherapist

JASUB JARQUIN MPT, BHK, FCAMPT, FDN (IMS)

Kate graduated from Quinnipiac University with a degree in Biomedical Marketing in 2012. She earned a NCAA Division 1 athletic scholarship for the women's hockey team and served as an assistant captain from 2010 to 2012. After graduation, Kate played for the Neuberg Highlanders in the DEC League in Austria for the 2012/2013 season. Kate played for Team Ontario Female Prep in 2005 and was the captain in 2007. She played junior hockey for the Oakville Ice and the Toronto Aeros. Kate is the Assistant Coach of the Delta Hockey Academy Female Prep team and the Director of Business Development for the Delta Wild Hockey Group. Kate manages operations for the Delta Health & Performance Clinic and is a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach. 

Director of Business Development & Clinic Operations  |  Strength & Conditioning Coach

KATE WHEELER

Kris is the Founder of AIM Mindfulness and is a Certified Mindfulness Instructor (McLean Meditation Institute 2015). He earned a Masters of Science in Sports Management from Ulster University in 2016. Kris' 15-year pro hockey career offered him a variety of experiences that taught him to communicate the importance of being proactive and mastering the mental game. Kris was selected by the Washington Capitals 7th overall in the 1999 NHL entry draft. He played 7 seasons in the NHL and AHL for the Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Nashville Predators, Columbus Blue Jackets, and Vancouver Canucks. Kris also played 8 seasons in Europe (Sweden, Finland, Czech Rep., Germany, Austria, and N. Ireland). Prior to his career in the NHL, Kris won the WHL Ed Chynoweth Cup with the Calgary Hitmen in 1999. Kris also won the AHL Calder Cup championship title with the Hershey Bears in 2006. In 2010, Kris won the Swedish Hockey League championship title (HV71). Kris is also the Assistant Coach of the Delta Hockey 

Academy Midget Prep team. 

Mental Performance Coach 

KRIS BEECH MSc

Brett obtained his Honours Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Toronto in 2016 before completing his Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Manitoba. For the last 5 years, Brett has held his National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer designation allowing him to work with recreational to elite athletes in pursuit of their fitness goals. Clinically, Brett has had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including clinics, gyms and sideline settings, highlighted with his experience as Team Newfoundland’s Physiotherapist at the 2018 Canadian National Ball Hockey Championships. While at the University of Toronto, Brett was named a CIS Academic All-Canadian 4 years while playing for the Men’s Varsity Hockey team. Brett’s passion for hockey granted him to opportunity to dress 1 game with the Toronto Maple Leafs (2013) and serve as emergency back-up goalie for the Winnipeg Jets (2017-2018). 

Physiotherapist  |  Strength & Conditioning Coach

BRETT WILLOWS MPT, BSc Kin, NSCA-CPT

Shawn graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy, holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Kinetics from the University of British Columbia and received her qualifications as a Clinical Hypnotherapist from the Coastal Academy of Hypnotic Arts and Sciences. Shawn has been a registered massage therapist (RMT) since 2014, and a clinical hypnotherapist (CHt) since 2017. Shawn treats patients of all ages with a variety of chief concerns such as whiplash, frozen shoulder, arthritis, tension headaches, pre-surgery preparation and post-surgery recovery, pregnancy related symptoms and sport related injuries. Shawn gravitates towards using techniques such as fascial, picking up/skin rolling, and CoAT. A student of Marjorie Haynes (RMT), who is the founder of CoAT (pronounced “coat”), Shawn is passionate about the systemic effects that fascia has when a part of it has to adapt to support our habits, sports, accidents, thoughts and emotions. Through her work, Shawn is a witness to the inseparable interconnection of mindset and physical health, and is passionate about helping her patients feel empowered by reminding them that our bodies are intelligent and have an innate inclination to finding relief. Applying the CoAT method nudges the body to self-regulate, allowing it to adjust in its own natural way. 

Massage Therapist  |  Fascial Treatment Focus

SHAWN MERCER RMT, BHK, CHt

Lydia completed a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Biomedical Physiology/Kinesiology and Psychology with a concentration in active rehabilitation at Simon Fraser University in 2015. She then continued her education in Calgary as a post graduate student at Mount Royal University where she completed an advanced certificate in Athletic Therapy. In November 2016 she passed her National Board Certification exam with the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association to become a certified Athletic Therapist. Lydia has spent her whole life invested in the sports world. From being a high-level soccer and lacrosse player, youth soccer coach as well as an avid fan of all sports, she always knew she wanted her career to keep her in the sporting world. She coordinates and provides medical coverage as one of the head athletic therapists at Delta Hockey Academy. She is also the assistant Athletic Therapist with the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Girls Super REX program, working with Canada's top youth female soccer players.

Athletic Therapist

LYDIA MAXWELL CAT(C), BSc Kin/Psych

Jordan has over 8 years of experience as a strength and conditioning coach with elite athletes. He spent 6 years as an intern and assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Vancouver Canucks. He also worked with the Coquitlam Express (BCHL) for one season. Jordan has a Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching degree with a specialization in Kinesiology. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), NCCP trained level 1, holds a high five certificate, BCRPA fitness theory weight training and personal training, and is certified in CPR and First Aid.

Head of Strength & Conditioning

JORDAN MACKENZIE

Ayesha completed a Bachelors of Athletic and Exercise Therapy at Camosun College in 2018. She then passed her National Board Certification exams to be a Certified Athletic Therapist and Certified Exercise Physiologist. Ayesha has worked as a therapist in many different environments. She has worked with high performance sports such as with Field Hockey Canada, Langara College and U17 Soccer Nationals. She also has the experience of working with many different conditions such as those with a cancer diagnoses, heart and lung disease as well as spinal cord injuries. As an Exercise Physiologist and Certified Athletic Therapist, Ayesha uses manual therapy, movement assessment and exercise as a rehabilitation tool to help people get back to doing what they love and achieve their goals. 

Athletic Therapist

AYESHA KOOME CAT(C), BAET, CSEP-CEP

In an orthopaedic focused 30 or 45 minute treatment, Kaelin will take a thorough history and perform physical assessment to determine a treatment course aimed at improving pain free or restriction free function. Treatment will focus on a specific joint, muscle, or area of complaint using a variety of manual therapies including Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), joint mobilizations, neuromuscular techniques, and exercise rehab or kin taping if appropriate. Conditions that can benefit from massage include muscle injuries (strains, sprains, tendonitis and other overuse injuries), joint issues (pain, proprioceptive or balance dysfunction, hyper/hypo mobility), neuropathies (numbness, tingling, nerve impingements), headaches, TMJD (jaw pain/dysfunction). Kaelin is a member in good standing with both the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia and the Canadian Sports Massage Therapy Association.

Massage Therapist |  Orthopaedic Treatment Focus

KAELIN BERIAULT RMT

Brittany graduated from the University of Toronto in 2014 with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with a double-major in english and history. She played for the University of Toronto Varsity Blues women's hockey team from 2009 to 2014 and served as an assistant captain from 2012 to 2014. She was a scholarship recipient of the Larry and Judy Tanenbaum Award of Merit while studying at U of T. Brittany's professional background includes managing executive operations for the Vice-President of External Relations at the University of Manitoba and managing executive communications and operations for WE Day and WE Charity at the organization's head office in Toronto. Brittany now coaches the Female Varsity Team at the Delta Hockey Academy, works as the Director of Marketing for the Delta Wild Hockey Group and manages operations for the Delta Health & Performance Clinic. 

Director of Marketing & Clinic Operations

BRITTANY KIRBY