The Professional Women’s Hockey League, a Look at the Beginning.

By Karyn Fanstone, Head Athletic Therapist, PWHL Toronto My name is Karyn Fanstone, and I work in the Professional Women’s Hockey League (PWHL) as the Head Athletic Therapist for Toronto. I graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor’s of Kinesiology with a specialization in Athletic Therapy in 2014. After graduating, I successfully attempted […]

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Our 2023 Global Series Experience 

By Ian CoxAssistant Equipment ManagerOttawa Senators This past November we were fortunate to be one of the four teams included in what has a become a pretty regular event for the NHL, the Global Series. This year, it was a newer format as four teams participated in the same location, which this year, was Stockholm, […]

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Incorporating Military Style Training for Peak Hockey Performance

By Tony Carlton, Fayetteville Marksmen Drawing from my background as an FMF Navy Corpsman and current research in the Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) program at Pennwest University, I have acquired a deep understanding of resilience and adaptability, which is essential for my work with the Fayetteville Marksmen. The SPHL’s dynamic environment, characterized by frequent […]

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Yoga As a Tool for Elevated Hockey Performance and Active Recovery

By Jennifer Tirillo MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher Chances are that we’ve heard it at some point, whether from another healthcare provider, loved one, or on social media: Have stress? Do yoga. Back pain? Do yoga. Build flexibility? Do yoga. Need to work on your balance? Do yoga. Can’t sit still to […]

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A Look Inside Two Very Different Pre-Seasons

Los Angeles Kings in Australia By Jeff Andrews MS, ATCAssistant Athletic TrainerLos Angeles Kings I had the opportunity to go to Melbourne Australia with the LA Kings as part of this year’s NHL Global Series. This was my second international trip working with hockey.  Planning for an international trip takes a lot of time and […]

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The Evolution of Technology and How it Makes our Game Safer and Jobs Easier

By Ian Cox, Assistant Equipment Manager, Ottawa Senators From an equipment manager standpoint, it is another responsibility that is on our plate, but with the help of our uniform partners SMT and the League, they have made it as simple as possible for us given we already have a lot on our plates. As well […]

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Access to AEDs Act

By Jason Serbus MA, ATC, PESDirector of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic TrainerWashington Capitals On March 29th, I was honored to represent PHATS and the NHL at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. to support the Access to AEDs Act. Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick, D-Fla., and Bill Posey, R-Fla., hosted the meeting to highlight the Access to AEDs Act, […]

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Toe Cap Repair

We recently posted some pictures of a broken toe cap repair on Instagram which garnered a lot of interest from people.  I will go a little more in depth on how we did the repair. 

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Predators Enjoy Successful Global Series Trip to Bern and Prague

“Successful in so many ways” was how many of the Predators players and staff summed up the recent Global Series trip to Bern, Switzerland and Prague, Czech Republic. Yes, there was success on the ice, but there was so much more than that.

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Nate LaPoint Brings us to Beijing

By Nate Lapoint, Head Equipment Manager, University of Wisconsin, Men’s Hockey Two flights. A 4-hour layover in Tokyo. 16 hours total in-air. We are still not to the hotel in Beijing, China yet! Time seemed to go so slow that day even though the previous month leading up to this went extremely fast. Planning was […]

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