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

Thank you to our Partners!

A note about COVID-19 and our 2020 Conference:

PHATS/SPHEM update as of 3/23/20:  Due to the fluidity of Covid-19 and these unprecedented times, we recommend no new meeting registrations until a decision has been made on the status of the 2020 PHATS/SPHEM Annual Meeting.  PHATS/SPHEM Members can continue to renew your dues for the 2020-2021 season on this site. SCAPH Members, please continue to renew your dues on our conference registration site. Thank you for your patience and stay well.

  • Full refunds will be given in the event the 2020 Conference is canceled.
  • There have been no decisions to cancel the meeting at this time. We are monitoring the situation closely and will keep everyone posted.
  • Should the meeting be canceled, there will be no postponement of the meeting this summer.  The next meeting will be in Phoenix, June 13-19, 2021 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa

Covid-19: How we can help

From the NATA, help combat #COVID19 by working with understaffed hospitals and health care organizations. Create a profile in the Go4Ellis app to be connected to those in need. Or update an existing profile. https://go4ellis.com/


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

Important Dates


  • The Spring 2020 Newsletter is now available, click here to view!
  • The 2020 Conference Agenda is now available on our Annual Conference tab.
  • 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