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Bears promotes Brian Riedel to head athletic trainer and hires Sean Frizar as assistant athletic trainer – NHL Sports


Hershey Bears announced on Thursday that the club has promoted Brian Riedel to the head of the athletic trainer and Sean Frizar as an assistant to the athletic trainer.

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Hershey, PA-December 31, 2020) – Washington Capitals’ American Hockey League member Hershey Bears today announced that the club has promoted Brian Riedel to head of athletic trainer. In addition, the team has hired Shawn Fliszar as an assistant athletic trainer.

Riedel, 26, was Hershey’s assistant athletic trainer during the 2019-20 campaign and moved to the role of head athletic trainer after Marfil Atua was promoted to Washington earlier this month.

Riedel, a Sun Prairie from Wisconsin, quickly climbed a professional hockey ladder. Prior to joining the Capitals organization, he was Head Athletic Trainer for ECHL’s Greenville Swamp Rabbit in the 2018-19 season after winning the same title in the Southern Professional Hockey League’s Peoli Ali Vermen in 2017-18. Riedel graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and worked closely with the school’s men’s hockey team while attending college.

27-year-old Fliszar has joined Bears from ECHL’s Atlanta Gladiators. He worked as the club’s head athletic trainer during the 2019-20 season. Prior to moving to Georgia, Fliszar gained experience at ECHL’s Norfolk Admirals, initially as an athletic training intern and was hired as the club’s head athletic trainer in 2018.

Originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania, Fliszar holds a bachelor’s degree from DeSales University and a master’s degree from Moravian College. He also has experience as an athletic training intern at Old Dominion University, Lehigh University, and Palisades High School.

About John Sorensen

John has been a Caps fan since day one and participated in his first game at the Capital Center in 1974. His passion for Caps has grown over the decades, including season ticket owners, social media and community organizers. Recently, it led to the establishment of NoVa Caps in 2014. John earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Old Dominion University and was a system engineer during breaks, helping to support the customs of the capital.


– NHL Sports

Bears promotes Brian Riedel to head athletic trainer and hires Sean Frizar as assistant athletic trainer

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