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


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.

New Memberships Available!

PHATS/SPHEM is thrilled to announce that we are now accepting Affiliate Memberships: Supplier, Professional & Student.   We appreciate your desire to become more involved with PHATS/SPHEM and the affiliate memberships will allow you to do just that. Visit our join page for more information.

Suppliers: Open to all current & prospective ice hockey suppliers

Professionals: Open to any business professional interested in learning more about hockey athletic trainers and equipment managers. If you are a company who has been an exhibitor at past PHATS/SPHEM meetings or plan on exhibiting in the future, please see the Supplier Membership.

Students: Open to all students currently enrolled in an accredited University or College who are interested in learning more about the Athletic Training or Equipment Management fields in professional hockey.

PHATS/SPHEM 2021 Annual Conference

June 13-19, 2021



Important Dates

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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

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