Stuart Nichols Joins Jackals' Hockey Operations Staff
The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Buffalo Sabres and the AHL's Rochester Americans, announced today the addition of Stuart Nichols as the team's certified athletic trainer.
Stuart begins his 17th year working profession hockey and will complete his 1,000th hockey game on January 22, 2017 when the Jackals play at Manchester. Nichols is the only two-time Central Hockey League (CHL) Trainer of the Year as the head athletic trainer for the Tulsa Oilers, now a team in the ECHL. In addition to working hockey, Stuart was the head athletic trainer of the Tulsa Shock of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the Tulsa Talons of the Arena Football League (AFL). He has also served as an injury consultant to the San Jose Sabercats Arena Football Team and Rayo OKC Professional Soccer Club.
Stuart completed his degree in sports medicine from Notheastern State University and was a graduate assistant athletic trainer with the University of Arkansas Razorbacks. He is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and licensed to practice in multiple states.
Stuart is married to Jeannette Nichols and has two children, Tanner and Brady. He resided in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the offseason.
He joins the hockey operations staff, which includes equipment manager Jeremy Holloway, who returns for his fifth season with the Jackals organization.
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