By Nate LaPoint
Equipment Manager, University of Wisconsin
Hope everyone had a great offseason. Things in the NCAA are just getting started with most teams 2-3 weeks into the season.
Big congrats goes out to all the members reaching milestones this season. In the NCAA we have, Chris Iacampo (UCONN), John O?Donnell (Harvard), and Josh Penn (UMASS) reaching 500 NCAA games. As well as Lawrence Venis (Boston University) reaching 1,000 and Tom Magee (Michigan State) at 1500 games! We had a few new guys joining or moving around the NCAA.
We would like to welcome Matt Carroll (Sacred Heart), Brandon Guidotti (New Hampshire), Tom Carroll (Alaska Fairbanks), Rick Procknal (Canisius), and Dan Johansson (North Dakota).
A big thank you to Anita, Natalie and all the members of the Executive Board for another great PHATS/SPHEM convention this summer. Best of luck to everyone in the NCAA this year and hope to catch up with everyone on the road!
Head Athletic Trainer
Here?s to another season of ECHL hockey. We would like to welcome our two newest teams, the Maine Mariners and Newfoundland Growlers.
We would also like to say good luck to the Colorado Eagles on their transition to the AHL. This leaves us at 27 teams strong. To all the new staffs, we say welcome and to all those who have moved on, best of luck.
Here?s to a great 2018-19 ECHL hockey season.