HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 20, 2020) – The Southern Professional Hockey League announced Monday that Brian McQueen of the Knoxville Ice Bears is the recipient of the 2019-2020 SPHL Equipment Manager of the Year Award.
The winner was selected by a vote of the league’s equipment managers and athletic trainers.
McQueen joined the Ice Bears in September of 2018 after attending the University of Central Missouri, where he played inline hockey as a part of the NCRHA (National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association). A native of Boston, MA, McQueen earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Sports Management and later a Master’s in Sport Management, while working for the university as a graduate assistant for UCM’s intramural program.
Previous Equipment Manager of the Year Winners
2018-19 Ray Pack, Birmingham Bulls
2017-18 Mark Riepe, Peoria Rivermen
2016-17 Matt Schwegmann, Peoria Rivermen
2015-16 Jim Chesnut, Mississippi RiverKings
2014-15 Andrew Cohen, Peoria Rivermen
2013-14 Michael Slayton, Columbus Cottonmouths
2012-13 Mark Williamson, Knoxville Ice Bears
2011-12 Patrick Stevens, Mississippi RiverKings
2010-11 Jeff Adams, Columbus Cottonmouths