SPHEM Member Spotlight – Joel Farnsworth

Joel Farnsworth, Head Equipment Manager, St. Louis Blues SPHEM: What got you started in the equipment profession and how did you get your start in Professional Hockey? JF: I got started in the equipment profession as a student manager for the University of Vermont hockey team in 1995.  My neighbors in the dorm were on […]

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SPHEM Member Spotlight – Tony Da Costa

Tony Da Costa, Head Equipment Manager, Minnesota Wild SPHEM: What got you started in the equipment profession and how did you get your start in Professional Hockey. TD: When I was 13 the Winnipeg Jets practices were open to the public. I would go all the time and I met Pat O?Neil who was the […]

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SPHEM Member Spotlight – Mike Aldrich

By Mike AldrichHead Equipment Manager, San Jose Sharks SPHEM: What got you started in the equipment profession and how did you get your start in professional hockey? MA: I got started at Michigan Tech.  I used to take stats for the hockey team.  The hockey coach (Herb Boxer) at the time encouraged me to apply […]

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SPHEM Member Spotlight – Skip Cunningham

Skip CunninghamEquipment Manager, Carolina Hurricanes SPHEM: What got you started in the equipment profession and how did you get your start in Professional Hockey? SC: I was raised very close to the Northeastern University Athletic field. I hung out there quiet a bit and athletics became a huge part of my life. I worked at […]

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SPHEM Member Spotlight: Tim Leroy

By Tim LeroyHead Equipment Manager, Columbus Blue Jackets SPHEM: What got you started in the equipment profession and how did you get your start in Professional Hockey? TL: I grew up playing hockey in Michigan and enjoyed it so much I started helping the Western Michigan hockey team as a stick boy when I was […]

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SPHEM Member Spotlight – Chris Davidson-Adams

By Chris Davidson-AdamsHead Equipment Manager, Vegas Golden Knights CD: After driving from San Jose to Florida and then Las Vegas with my wife and our puggle, who are always up for an adventure, I started by talking to my mentor in this business, Mike Aldrich. I reached out to him about his ideas and his […]

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