Welcome to PHATS/SPHEM

PHATS/SPHEM works to improve the quality of athletic training and professional equipment management to best serve the health of professional hockey players

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In 1973, both the NHL and NHLPA had officially recognized the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Association. Over the next 20 years, the organization continued to expand its ranks to include both athletic trainers and equipment managers from the AHL, ECHL, SPHL, NCAA, OHL, WHL, QMJHL and USHL.

In 1996, members voted to divide the organization into two equal societies which would continue to strive to meet common goals, as well as focusing on the specific needs of athletic trainers and equipment managers.

Today, the Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers Society (PHATS) and the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers (SPHEM) boast over 600 members, who represent more than 100 Professional, NCAA and Canadian Junior League teams from across North America and Europe.

PHATS/SPHEM 2020 Annual Conference, June 15th-20th

June 15-20, 2020

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Important Dates


  • The 2020 Conference Agenda has just been released! Visit our Annual Conference tab to view it.
  • The Fall Newsletter is now available! Click here to view.
  • Congratulations to this year’s Milestone Recipients! View this year’s list here!
  • Update your profile, bio & headshot by visiting the Members page.

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Anita Ramsay

Phone: 888-460-9003
Fax: 914-556-6255
Email: aramsay@phatssphem.com

Natalie Grant
Project/Website Manager

Email: ngrant@phatssphem.com