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BSMPG Welcomes Peter Friesen to Boston for our annual Summer Seminar

Posted by Boston Sports Medicine and Performance Group on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 @ 07:01 AM

BSMPG is proud to announce Peter Friesen as a speaker within the Hockey Specific Training Track for the 2012 BSMPG Summer Seminar, May 19-20, 2012 in Boston MA.



Head Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach

Topic: Rehabilation, Strengthening, & Conditioning of the Elite Hockey Player

Pete Friesen is in his 15th season with the Carolina Hurricanes as the Team’s Head Athletic Therapist/Strength and Conditioning Coach. He is entering his 32nd year as a professional hockey trainer. Friesen is a certified as strength & conditioning coach and personal trainer, a performance enhancement specialist, corrective exercise specialist and massage therapist, a board-certified sport physical therapist, and is certified in both the United States and Canada as an Athletic Trainer/Therapist. Pete is responsible for the institution of training and dietary standards, preparation of rehabilitation programs and treatment of acute injuries for all Hurricanes players.

In addition to his work with professional teams, Friesen has been associated with the Canadian Olympic and international programs for the last 28 seasons, including serving as the head trainer for Team Canada’s gold medal-winning team during the 2004 World Championship in the Czech Republic. He again served as head trainer for Canada at the 2011 World Championship in Slovakia, and has now been to 10 IIHF World Championships. Friesen has advised six different Canadian programs including men’s and women’s ice hockey, field hockey, soccer, figure skating, softball, wrestling, gymnastics and volleyball in preparation for their respective tournaments. Combining the different elements of each sport, Friesen strives to show athletes various ways of developing elements of their bodies in a true cross-training fashion.

A graduate of Bemidji State (MN) with bachelor’s degrees in education and physical education, Friesen also earned a master’s degree in sports medicine and physical therapy from the University of Saskatchewan. Prior to joining the Hurricanes, Friesen was the head trainer at both the University of Saskatchewan and then the University of Alberta.

Peter and his family put on a 5 K fun run every year raising money for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of North Carolina. Over the past 6 year the run has raised over 325 thousand dollars.
Pete and his wife, Shelley, reside in Knightdale, North Carolina, with their children, Jack (20), Chad (19) and Taylor (16).



Famously uttered by Sir Isaac Newton,

“If I can see further than anyone else, it is only because I am standing on the shoulders of giants.”

In 2011 BSMPG invited the titans of Sports Medicine and Performance to Boston for the largest conference of its kind, and many attendees left asking the question, "how could you ever top that speaker line-up?" Well, we did. BSMPG is proud to announce May 19-20, 2012 as the selected date for Sports Medicine and Strength professionals to desend upon Boston MA for another monster conference!

So how could we ever top last year's speaker set?

Let's just say that we asked last year's speakers who they wanted to hear and we got em!

Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we reveal our entire 2012 speaker set. As we did last year, this seminar will be divided into three distinct educational tracks including a Hockey focus, a Basketball Focus and a clear Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Track with Keynote Speakers throughout the weekend bringing each track together for common lectures. Attendees may choose to stay within one track throughout the entire weekend or mix and match to meet their educational needs. Remember to save the date now - you won't want to miss another great summer seminar presented by BSMPG.

May 19-20, 2012 - Boston MA. Complete details coming soon!


Remember to Save the Date for the BSMPG 2012 Summer Seminar - May 19-20th in Boston MA.


A limited number of seats still remain for our DNS "A" course. Sign up now before the last seat is gone!

Topics: basketball conference, BSMPG, athletic training conference, boston hockey conference, Peter Friesen