The Cape Breton Screaming Eagles have hired Justin Sonea as the hockey team’s new athletic therapist. He replaces Robert Kerr, who served in the position for two years. “I am honoured to join a great organization,” says Sonea. “I am looking forward to contributing to the success of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles.”
Sonea spent the 2018-19 hockey season working as both the athletic therapist and equipment manager with the Lloydminster Bobcats in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (Jr. A). He is currently serving as the athletic therapist for the Montreal Irish Rugby Football Club.
In 2018 Sonea graduated from Concordia University with a BSc in Exercise Science, Specialization in Athletic Therapy. In addition to hockey and rugby, Sonea has experience as a student athletic therapist in both basketball and football. In 2016-17 he worked at the Montreal Canadiens training facility in Brossard with a multidisciplinary medical team, and assisted the Canadiens medical team during the Canadiens’ June developmental camp in 2018.
Earlier this year he received his certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. From 2016 to 2018 Sonea worked with Nautilus Plus as a personal trainer in LaSalle, Quebec.
Sonea will be with the club at the annual QMJHL draft session, which takes place this year in Quebec City from June 5th to June 8th.