President’s Message – Spring 2020
Hope this finds everyone doing well during this unprecedented time of the suspension and cancellation of our seasons. We hope that everyone is using this time to take care of their families and themselves.
As we all know, the Covid-19 virus is a very fluid situation and, in our case, the PHATS/SPHEM Annual Meeting is a little under three months away. At this time the meeting has not been officially cancelled, however we are in a holding pattern. We know the personal strain this time has put on everyone and we are aware of the financial ramifications this has put on our valuable sponsors, vendors, members and teams. We would encourage you to wait to register for the meeting, book flights or make hotel reservations until we can make final decisions in regards to our meeting in Orlando.We are continually monitoring the situation and relying on the information provided by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Infection) and WHO (World Health Organization) to monitor the status of Coronavirus itself as well as the response and best practices of our industry (exhibitions, meetings and events).
We understand there are many questions and concerns. We assure you that we are considering all options, and nothing is more important than everyone’s health and safety.
We look forward to honoring Peter Millar as the next PHATS/SPHEM Hockey Hall of Fame inductee.
Peter spent 11 years with the Edmonton Oilers as their Head Athletic Therapist winning four Stanley Cups. After leaving Edmonton, he landed in Los Angeles as the Head Equipment Manager for the Los Angeles Kings Hockey Club. Peter spent the next 17 years in that position before moving on to his current position with Warrior Hockey. All in all, Peter has dedicated the last 42 years of his life to the world of professional hockey.Thank you all for your patience and be well.
Darren and Chris