OHL League Update – Fall 2019
By Bryan A. Boyes
Head Equipment Manager
Someone not too long ago asked me about many of my great Assistant Equipment Managers that I have had in Oshawa. That lead to an interesting conversation about the many Athletic Therapist and Equipment Managers that have worked in the Canadian Hockey League and are now either in the National Hockey League or American Hockey League. Here is a list that we compiled….and I apologize sincerely if I forgot anyone.
AHL Equipment Managers
Chris McKeage – Kingston Frontenacs – Toronto Marlies
Eric Levesque – Rimouski Oceanic – Laval Rocket
Chris MacDonald – Halifax Mooseheads – Laval Rocket
Michael Boyes – Sault Ste Marie Greyhounds – Belleville Senators
Graham Watt – Saskatoon Blades – Manitoba Moose
AHL Athletic Therapists
Jordan Aube – Red Deer Rebels – Toronto Marlies
Craig Belfer – Kingston Frontenacs – Belleville Senators
Glen Kinney – Sarnia Sting – Laval Rocket
Roman Kaszczij – Brandon Wheat Kings – Utica Comets
Chad Drown – Guelph Storm – Bakersfield Condors
Tom Bourdon – Lewiston Maineiacs – Cleveland Monsters
NHL Athletic Therapists
James Borrelli – North Bay Battalion – Calgary Flames
T.D. Forss – Spokane Chiefs – Edmonton Oilers
NHL Equipment Managers
John Forget – Oshawa Generals – Ottawa Senators
Ian Cox – Halifax Mooseheads – Ottawa Senators
Bobby Hastings – St. Mikes Majors – Toronto Maple Leafs
Mac Stewart – Sault Ste . Marie Greyhounds – Vancouver Canucks
Jason McMaster – Vancouver Giants – Winnipeg Jets
Please note that any members who attend the Annual Conference from the Canadian Hockey League are eligible to attain CEU’s for their respective associations. (NATA, CATA, AEMA ). We had an excellent presence last year in Texas. It is always our goal is to have as many Athletic Trainers/Equipment Managers from the Canadian Hockey League as possible attending the PHATS/SPHEM meetings.
Congrats to all the milestone recipients this season!
Please also note that if any Athletic Therapists from the CHL have questions about PHATS or CEU’s you may contact Brian Cheeseman, Athletic Therapist, Edmonton Oil Kings.