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.

A Note from our Presidents

Hi Everyone,

After much evaluation and consideration of the continued impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on the PHATS/SPHEM Annual Meeting, including the health and safety of our attendees and exhibitors, PHATS/SPHEM will transition from an in-person event in Phoenix to a virtual event.

We are just as disappointed as you but are confident a virtual experience will allow us to come together to accomplish our goals of education, networking and uniting with our valued exhibitors. We look forward to offering you robust content and the ability to showcase your company to the PHATS/SPHEM members. 

Details and logistics are still being finalized, but we encourage you to “Save the Date” for July 14-15, 2021.  We will follow up in the coming weeks with more details as they become available as well as registration information. The most current information for PHATS/SPHEM 2021 can be found at phatssphem.com or by following our social media channels.


We wish you good health this Winter and Spring and look forward to coming together and connecting with you virtually in July.

Be well,

Chris Kingsley & Darren Granger

PHATS/SPHEM 2021 Virtual Conference

July 14-15, 2021



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