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AHL Milwaukee Admirals honour Nelson's Doug Agnew

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
March 28th, 2014

Former Nelson native and L.V. Rogers grad Doug Agnew is being honoured Friday by the Milwaukee Admirals on his 2,000th game as team trainer and his 25th season with the team.

Agnew, who was raised in Nelson and attended Trafalgar and L.V. Rogers High Schools, has been the Athletic Trainer for the Admirals since 1989 when he was assigned to the team as a member of the Vancouver Canucks organization.

As athletic trainer, Agnew is responsible for attending to injured players at home and on the road, working with Ads Strength Coach Jason Nordby to develop and implement a physical conditioning program for the players, and supervising players who are receiving physical rehabilitation to correct injuries.

Agnew has helped hundreds of Admirals reach the National Hockey League, including current NHL stars like Shea Weber, Ryan Suter, and Pekka Rinne.

Agnew attended college at Eastern Washington University and Selkirk College in Castlegar.

He received his degree in athletic training from Sheridan College in Ontario in 1985.

Agnew spent time with the Victoria Cougars of the Western Hockey League where another Nelsonite, Wayne Naka, was head coach, and the Canadian National Lacrosse and Soccer teams before joining the Admirals.

The ceremony takes place before Friday’s American Hockey League game between Milwaukee and Lake Erie Monsters at 7 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

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