By Bryan A. Boyes
Head Equipment Manager
Oshawa Generals

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.