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Hockey Canada brings NormaTec's cutting-edge recovery technology to national teams

May 15, 2018

The prestigious Hockey Canada program has named NormaTec Recovery Systems as the preferred supplier for athlete recovery technology for its men’s, women’s, and para teams. Hockey Canada players, such as Canada’s gold medal-winning team at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, are now utilizing the NormaTec PULSE PRO for rapid recovery at home games and training facilities, as well as international competitions. The women’s and men’s national team programs have invested in NormaTec Recovery Systems for all of their programs, and also have units on site at their training facility in Calgary.

“Rest and recovery are integral to athlete performance, and the ability to maximize those recovery periods in short-term competition is crucial to our national teams’ overall success,” said Scott Salmond, vice-president of hockey operations and men’s national teams for Hockey Canada. “NormaTec plays a tremendous role in allowing our athletes to maximize those recovery periods during the compact schedules of international competition.”

The NormaTec PULSE Series is used to give athletes the advantage of rapid recovery between intense training and competitions. NormaTec uses a patented pneumatic compression massage with a sophisticated form of biomimicry to increase circulation to the limbs. Using NormaTec’s leg, hip, and arm attachments rejuvenates sore muscles, reduces pain, and increases range of motion.

“From our National Women’s Under-18 Team to our centralized roster of the senior team, our athletes and their support staff are looking to bring out the best of their abilities within intense schedules of training and competition,” said Melody Davidson, general manager of national women’s team programs for Hockey Canada. “The ability to leverage recovery technology such as NormaTec allows us, as a team, to help our athletes develop and grow within those intense periods, while supporting their overall recovery needs so they can be at their best with every practice, every game, and every shift.”

“It is an incredible honor to work with the Hockey Canada program, helping them be at their absolute prime on the ice, defending an impressive legacy of gold medals,” said Gilad Jacobs, CEO of NormaTec. “NormaTec’s technology is a perfect fit for the recovery needs of such highly competitive teams, and we look forward to amazing things from Canada through this season’s international competition schedule.”

For more information on Hockey Canada and the men’s and women’s national team programs, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow on social media onFacebook, and Twitter.

About NormaTec: NormaTec Recovery Systems are cutting edge compression systems that enhance the body’s natural ability to recover. Using NormaTec’s full-length leg compression boots, arms and hips before or after intense workouts rejuvenates muscle tissue and dramatically reduces tightness and soreness. Invented by an MD, PhD and perfected by professional athletes, NormaTec recovery systems are the go-to equipment for the world’s best. For more information, visit www.NormaTecRecovery.com

About Hockey Canada

Hockey Canada is the governing body for hockey in Canada and a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), with a membership through its 13 member associations of over 700,000 players, coaches and officials. Hockey Canada is a not-for-profit organization that creates leading-edge hockey development programs for its members to deliver in communities across Canada; provides consistent rules and regulations and various other membership services from coast to coast to coast; manages numerous regional, national, and international hockey championships and events; and leads the operation of all teams that represent Canada in international ice hockey competition. Hockey Canada’s mission is to “lead, develop, and promote positive hockey experiences.” For more information on Hockey Canada, please visit HockeyCanada.ca or follow through social media on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information:

Esther Madziya
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 284-6484 

[email protected] 

Spencer Sharkey
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada

(403) 777-4567

[email protected]

Jeremy Knight
Manager, Corporate Communications
Hockey Canada

(647) 251-9738

[email protected]

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