Birmingham’s Ray Pack named SPHL Equipment Manager of the Year

HUNTERSVILLE, NC (April 15, 2024) – The SPHL on Monday announced that Ray Pack of the Birmingham Bulls is the recipient of the 2023-2024 SPHL Equipment Manager of the Year Award.

The winner was selected by a vote of the league’s equipment managers and athletic trainers.

Currently in his 15th season in professional hockey, Pack began his career with the ECHL Birmingham Bulls in 1993 as assistant equipment manager. He joined the Cincinnati Cyclones of the IHL for the 1994-95 season before returning to Birmingham from 1995-2001. Pack rejoined the Bulls for the 2018-19 season, winning his first Equipment Manager of the Year award.

Previous Equipment Manager of the Year Winners
2022-23 – Jim Chesnut, Pensacola Ice Flyers
2021-22 – Josh Eaves, Quad City Storm
2020-21 – award not presented.
2019-20 – Brian McQueen, Knoxville Ice Bears
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

The SPHL will announce the Athletic Trainer of the Year award later this afternoon.