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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Cardiopulmonary Issues in Athletes Following COVID-19

Summary by Kevin Ricks, Athletic Trainer, University of Notre Dame, Men’s Hockey I’m sure everyone is done hearing about all things COVID related but as we hopefully move into a new phase of management it is imperative that we make decisions based on the science and research that does exist.  I am highlighting a study […]

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel

By Ian Cox, Assistant Equipment Manager, Ottawa Senators As I write this it was almost two years to the day that the hockey world was first affected by Covid. We played in Los Angeles and before the game the news broke that there were positive cases in the NBA. We knew that was it. The […]

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By Alex Andrich, OD, FCOVD Introduction Almost all athletes find ways to train their muscles, reaction time, speed, and agility. However, to be at the top, that is not always enough.  Top performers not only want more, they need more.  Competitive athletes are always looking to get an edge in sports.  If they want to […]

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