Athletic Therapist Morris Boyer joined the Flames during the 1997-98 season. In July of 2001, he was appointed head Athletic Trainer for the Flames with his primary responsibilities including injury prevention, care and rehabilitation. In April of 2003, he was named Athletic Therapist for the Canadian National Mens Hockey Team who captured a gold medal at the World Championships.
Morris is a graduate of the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Physical Education. In 1991 he achieved his certification in Athletic Therapy from the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and has also completed his EMT. Upon graduation, Morris worked with the Canadian Mens Volleyball team, the Canadian Professional Rodeo Sport Medicine Team, Edmonton Brick Men Soccer Club, Red Deer College and the Sports Medicine Clinic in Oshawa, Ontario. In addition, he was a member of the athletic therapy staff for the 1993 World University Games and 1995 PAN-AM Games in Argentina.
Morris's experience is not limited to his post graduation years. He has also worked as a student therapist at the Glen Sather Sports Medicine Clinic in Edmonton and was a therapist for both the U of A Golden Bears Hockey Team and the Sherwood Park Crusaders Jr. A Hockey Team.
Morris and his wife Huguette have two sons; Dakota and Chet.
Equipment Manager Mark DePasquale enters his 5th season with the Calgary Flames training staff and his 20th NHL season.
He was a member of the Chicago Blackhawks organization from 1989-1996/2001-2006 and served as Assistant Equipment Manager.
Mark moved to Arizona in 1996 to spearhead the Jeremy Roenick Foundation that raised money for multiple charities in the greater Phoenix area.
Mark also served as an Assistant Equipment Manager for the Chicago Wolves(IHL) for the 2000-2001 season. Mark has worked the 1991 and 2008 NHL All-Star games as well as the 2001 IHL All-Star Game.
He represented Easton Hockey and the Gold Medal winning Men’s Canadian Olympic Hockey team at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games In Vancouver,B.C.
Mark, 40, is a graduate of the University of Illinois-Chicago with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Mark and his wife Kelly have twins Maddox and Mia.
Assistant Equipment Manager Corey Osmak joined the Calgary Flames in 2010 after spending four years as the Assistant Equipment Manager with the Los Angeles Kings.
Prior to that, he spent five years as the Head Equipment Manager of the Manitoba Moose in the American Hockey League - the former farm team of the Vancouver Canucks. He got started in the business with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League and worked with the team for two seasons before moving to Winnipeg.
Corey and his fiancée Tami plan on getting married in the summer of 2011.
Assistant Athletic Therapist Schad Richea has been part of the Calgary Flames Athletic Therapy team since the 2009-10 season after being an active contributor to the Athletic Thearapy community in Calgary since 2004. Schad has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, a Post Degree Diploma in Sport's Injuries Management from Sheridan College, and a Masters of Education from the University of Washington. Schad is certified by both the CATA and NATA.
Away from his daily duties with the Calgary Flames, Schad takes an active role in the governance and promotion of Athletic Therapy at the Provincial and National levels and has keen interest in closed head injury research, current injury treatment and rehabilitation strategies.
Schad grew up playing hockey in Dysart, Saskatchewan and has an impressive collection of award winning Mopar muscle cars.
Strength and Conditioning Coach Rich Hesketh has been working with the Flames as a Strength & Conditioning Coach since the 1995-1996 season. He has a BPE from McMaster University (1987) and has represented Canada on eleven national track and field teams in the decathlon. He has competed internationally at the Commonwealth Games on two occasions, represented Canada at the Pan American Games and is a 5-time Canadian Champion in Combined Events.
As the Strength and Conditioning Coach, Rich creates individualized training programs for each player of the Calgary Flames for both the hockey season and off-season. He also designs programs and trains all Flames prospects at the developmental level. He works closely with the medical staff and athletic therapist to condition players while they are injured or rehabilitating.
Rich also coaches speed / power athletes for the University of Calgary and Calgary Spartans Track and Field clubs. In July of 2005, Rich joined Nike as a consultant trainer and helped develop their new hockey training program.
Rich and his wife Linda reside in Calgary with their three children: Asia, Jade and Adrian.