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Hockey Operations: Equipment Manager
Panthers IceDen Hockey Operations Assistant - Florida Panthers Hockey Club IceDen (Coral Springs, FL)

Panthers IceDen Hockey Operations Assistant

The Hockey Operations Assistant position is a part-time staff position within the Panthers IceDen (PID) Hockey Department.  This role is intended to serve as a key component in the improved function of the Hockey Department, and help the department to meet its critical goals:  Growing the game at the youth and adult levels by increasing participation and providing an exceptional customer experience, retaining those players at each age level, growing the Panthers brand, and creating Panthers fans.  All job duties assigned to this position will have a direct impact in meeting these goals.

This position will report directly to:  John Peach, Manager, Hockey Administration; Andrew Bates, Manager, Hockey Development and Retention; and PJ Nicsevic, Coordinator of Hockey Development.

Assistant Administrative Duties

  • League Convener for Vanguard Youth Developmental League and Panthers Adult Hockey League, including serving as a liaison between league administration and the participants, and as the league administrator on the days assigned to ensure fun, competitive and safe leagues.
  • Assist Master Scheduler with building programs and leagues as assigned.
  • Actively market programs to customers and increase registration for programs.
  • Create new programs under the direction of the Hockey Department
  • Work with PID Marketing Manager to showcase PID hockey programming through various web and social media channels.

Assistant On-ice Duties

  • Session monitor for 201, 301, and Super 6 classes, Stick & Pucks and open hockey, and Vanguard League practices, ensuring all participants on the ice are registered.
  • Apprentice instructor on-ice for 201, 301, Super 6, and Vanguard programs, working under the direction of Lead instructors.
  • Apprentice instructor on-ice for skills clinics, Panthers Hockey Schools and other PID hockey programs

Additional duties

  • Coach a youth Vanguard developmental team during games
  • Cross training in other PID departments such as Guest Services.
  • Work Panthers Home games as assigned to promote PID programs
  • Work with Panthers Director, Community Relations & Grassroots Marketing and Panthers Youth Hockey Manager to promote grassroots hockey initiatives in the community and promote PID programs.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Must be proficient in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent customer service skills

Previous hockey coaching or volunteer experience working with youth hockey players is preferred.  Web and social media experience is a plus.

Hockey Department

John Peach – Manager, Hockey Administration:

Andrew Bates – Manager, Hockey Development and Retention:

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Hockey Operations: Coach
Part-Time Ice Hockey Coach Ford Ice Center - Nashville Predators (Nashville, TN)

Job Title: Part-Time Ice Hockey Coach

Department: Ford Ice Center

Job Reports To: Hockey Coordinator

Status: Exempt

Job Description: Ford Ice Center is seeking eager, hard-working USA Hockey certified ice hockey coaches to assist the hockey coordinator in the execution of daily hockey operations. This position will be responsible to coordinate and execute the on-ice training and skill development of youth/adult hockey players at Ford Ice Center for leagues and internal camps/clinics. This position will also provide support for the Nashville Predators Amateur Hockey & Fan Development initiatives in the community, such as try hockey for free and various entry level grassroots hockey programs. 


Major Responsibilities/Activities: 

  • Assist Hockey Coordinator to develop and execute fun, exciting practice plans for all ages using USA Hockey ADM principles.
  • Facilitate on-ice instruction of youth league practices/games and internal programs such as PREDecessor, G.O.A.L!, Try Hockey for Free, and weekly skill development classes for all ages.
  • Aid in the setup of various on-ice props and water bottles as assigned.
  • Assist facility staff with equipment fitting sessions.
  • Work with hockey families with putting on equipment, tying skates and provide excellent customer service.
  • Support Hockey Coordinator in the recruitment and training of coaches and volunteers.
  • Assist in the evaluation of players for proper placement in various programs.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of facility programs when communicating to parents.
  • Serve as an ambassador to facility’s youth/adult programs to support the transition of participants from program to program.
  • Work with others within the Ford Ice Center organization to promote the facility.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Amateur Hockey & Fan Development.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Proficient ice skating required.
  • Valid USA Hockey Coaching Education Program certification, Level 1 minimum.
  • Two (2) years of ice hockey coaching experience at the Mite (8U) – Peewee (12U) level.
  • Hockey knowledge and playing background of 5 (five) years or more at a high school, college, junior, minor or professional hockey level.
  • Experience running on-ice practices following USA Hockey American Development Model.
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be taken into consideration.
  • Knowledge of the hockey community in the Middle Tennessee area.
  • Positive, energetic, friendly individual who can communicate effectively with employees and customers.
  • Flexible schedule, including weekdays, nights, weekends and holidays; able to work 15-20 hours a week on ice.

Essential Physical Functions:

  • Ability to skate and instruct with clients
  • Ability to pick up children and be mobile on the ice
  • Ability to work in a cold environment
  • Excellent speaking and listening skills, requiring the perception of speech.
  • Physical activities include sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing stairs, kneeling, twisting, lifting, grasping, balancing and handling of materials, and working with arms raised for prolonged periods.
  • Exposure to bright lights, extreme temperatures, loud noise, dust. 
  • Ability to work with and around water and ice and to work at or below freezing temperatures for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Please indicate your weekly availability Monday - Sunday
2. What is the highest level of USA Hockey Certification you have completed? When did you last complete your highest level?

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Hockey Operations: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor
Athletic Trainer - National Hockey League (New York, NY)


The Athletic Trainer's primary responsibility is to serve as a centralized League spotter, watching NHL games on live broadcast to determine whether players exhibit visible signs of possible concussion.


Responsibilities will include:

  • Watching games from the NHL headquarters in New York (view live television broadcasts) and apply specialized medical knowledge consistent with Athletic Trainer Certification and training provided by the NHL, to determine whether players exhibit visible signs of possible concussion.

  • Communicating with In-Arena personnel and Club medical personnel, at the direction of the League.

  • Advising the League on, and working on, other health and safety matters, as requested.

  • Performing other tasks related to the spotter role.



The qualified candidate must be certified by either the National Athletic Trainers Association or the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association. The certification must be current and in good standing. They must have clinical experience working for an elite hockey team (professional, collegiate, or junior).  Undergraduate education as necessary to satisfy certification requirements. Additional education and/or experience will be considered an asset.

The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills. Must have the ability to collaborate, and work independently, as needed. Superior organization skills and proficiency to complete projects in a timely and efficient manner with a high level of commitment to work product necessary in this role.  The qualified applicant will have a high level of ethics and integrity.  Must have ability to work nights and weekends. Must have hockey expertise.

We thanks all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have the legal right to work in the United States?
2. Are you willing and able to work from our office in New York City?
3. Are you willing and able to work nights and weekends?
4. Are you currently certified by either the National Athletic Trainers Association or the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association? Is your certification current and in good standing?
5. Do you have clinical experience working for an elite hockey team (professional, collegiate, or junior)? Please be specific.
6. What are you currently earning or what would you expect to earn if you were hired for this position?

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Hockey Operations: Media/Video Production
INTERNSHIP: New York Islanders Hockey Ops - New York Islanders Hockey Club (East Meadow, NY)

The New York Islanders are seeking an individual with the knowledge of how video production is executed for the sports digital media industry. The New York Islanders are looking for a motivated intern to help develop and assist in creating video content for the New York Islanders. This Internship is seeking someone with exceptional problem solving skills, independent thought and the ability to flourish in a highly intense sports atmosphere.

Required Qualifications:

  • Intern must be a local college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student pursuing a degree in Film, Television Production, Communications or a closely related field.
  • Ability to be highly detailed-oriented, and self-motivated
  • Proficient with video editing software  

Desired but not required qualifications:

  • Prior sports video- editing experience
  • Knowledge of Hockey

The New York Islanders will provide equipment needed, and training as well. 

*Unpaid college credit only internship* 

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Hockey Operations: Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy/Doctor
San Jose Barracuda Head Athletic Trainer - Sharks Sports and Entertainment (San Jose, CA)

The Head Athletic Trainer is responsible for the prevention of athletic injuries; the maintenance of the health and well-being; and the recuperation and rehabilitation following illness, injury, or surgery of all players under contract to the San Jose Barracuda.

The Head Athletic Trainer works under the supervision and in direct contact with the SJ Sharks Head Trainer and team physicians employed by the Club, with the aim of fielding a healthy squad of players for the SJ Barracuda pre-season, regular season and post-season practices, exhibitions and games.

Major Responsibilities and Representative Tasks
Oversee all health care of the players and staff
-First point of contact for all medical issues for players, coaching staff and management
-Direct and/or provide medical care as needed from the first report of the condition/injury to complete return to health
-Work in conjunction with the Team physician

Oversee Daily treatment of players and coordination of all health care through team doctors and medical support staff
-Conduct pre and post-game/practice rehab and treatment
-Implement and conduct daily treatment protocols as directed by team physician
-coordinate all doctor appointments (i.e., X ray, MRI, CT, etc…) to fit the needs of the athlete and organization
-Communication with all “specialty” doctors (dental, physical medicine, ENT, dermatology, etc…)

Oversee budget for athletic training department
-Meet periodically with management to review current budgetary issues and discuss further budget concerns
-Research new and innovative ways to improve the quality of care without increasing costs
-Research different companies to compete for cost effectiveness
-When appropriate, utilize player personal insurance to offset any expenses to the organization

Oversee game day medical needs
-Meet with paramedic supervisor prior to the season to review schedule and access (per AHL guidelines, when applicable)
-Meet with paramedic crew on game days/nights to discuss emergency action plan

Maintain all medical records per AHL guidelines. Maintain and develop, when applicable, database of injuries, training and medical related information (inclusion of outside source medical providers)
-Maintain daily treatment records and rehab notes for each player and their respective injuries
-Maintain medication usage for all prescription medication and review with team physician

Maintain Athletic Training room
-Overall cleaning- reduce risk of infection and viruses (MRSA, etc…)
-Ensure a safe and clean working environment for players and staff
-Stock and organize all necessary medical supplies

Daily Communication of player health status with coaching staff, management and physicians
-Communicate with the players daily on their health status
-Discuss progressions and medical updates with injured player
-Discuss updates daily with coaching staff and management staff regarding the health of the players
-If injuries, include updates on progress and potential return to play parameters
-Communicate player medical updates with team physicians for continued medical attention, until the player has returned to full play

Direct contact for the AHL Drug Testing program
-Liaison between AHL security rep, the independent testing company and the player(s) being tested
-Upon notification from the independent testing company, the AHL Head Athletic trainer shall secure space for the testing to be held and ensure that it is set up according to AHL requirements
-Assist player(s) in completing the test (notifications, documentation, hydration, etc…)

Assist with Workman’s Compensation
-File “first report of injury” upon player(s) becoming injured (on line available)
-Communicate with medical facilities regarding work comp information for the player
-Follow up with insurance company of players’ status and return to play
-Assist with any billing issues for further clarification and prompt payment or reimbursement

Coordinate all off season medical programs
-Work with strength and conditioning coordinator to implement and execute off season rehabilitation programs
-Coordinate any post-season surgeries needed with the team physicians, therapists, management and player
-Coordinate any post-season rehabilitation assignments with team physicians, management and player
-Continually update off season medical condition of players with team physicians and management team

Assist with community development department
-Assist, when appropriate, in contacting players
-Assist, when appropriate, in obtaining CDD requests for autographs
-Being available for any needs with CDD

Remain updated on AHL communication
-Read and file all AHL emails regarding medical standards of practice
-Liaison with the AHL league office regarding the compliance and implementation of medical standards as directed by the AHL legal department

Qualifications and Experience Needed

• Must maintain active certification as an Athletic Trainer (must be in good standing with NATA or CATA)
• Proficient in equipment use and knowledge of OSHA standard including blood borne pathogens
• Demonstrate exceptional ability on treatment routines; injury assessment, athletic tape application and use of rehab equipment
• Maintain current CPR certification
• Excellent Verbal and Written communication skills

  Corporate Values:


All Employees


We focus on the needs of customers, co-workers and community

·         We contribute to the well-being of the greater community through involvement

·         We look for opportunities to deliver Plus One service contribute to the well-being of greater community

·         We exhibit humility and compassion for the needs, interests and thoughts of others.

·         We deliver a wide range of events that appeal to our community in a safe and friendly environment.

·         We consistently deliver experiences and solutions that exceed expectations.


We have a strong sense of passion for what we do, our workplace and our brand.

·         We know our business

·         We are great at what we do

·         We wear, display and respect the logo

·         We overcome challenges and are resilient

·         We continuously improve and maintain our facilities and services

·         We create positive experiences for others

·         We enjoy what we do


We consistently hold ourselves to a high standard through trust, honesty and loyalty, always doing the right thing even when no one is looking.

·         We are always direct, open and honest

·         We are transparent and effective in our communications

·         We are accountable for our actions and decisions

·         We earn the trust of each other

·         We do what we say and say what we mean

·         We give credit where credit is due


We treat others the way that we want to be treated.

·         We recognize that all our roles are important to the success of the organization

·         We show up on time

·         We consider how our actions affect others

·         We honor work life balance

·         We  act through differences directly with people involved

·         We are humble in victory, gracious in defeat

·         We appreciate the diversity each person brings

I Am Dedicated

We are committed to making our organization the best in sports and entertainment

·         We do what it takes to get the job done

·         We go above and beyond our regular job duties

·         We maintain a positive attitude

·         We rise to the challenge

·         We strive to achieve and exceed our goals

·         We are fearless in the pursuit of excellence

·         We operate with a sense of urgency and accountability to deliver results

·         We are proactive and innovative


We are cooperative and selflessly work toward achieving common goals

·         We share tools, information, skills and ideas with others to create success

·         We actively listen

·         We motivate others through example, positive energy and positive reinforcement

·         We participate in activities that build camaraderie

·         We have each other’s back

No Visa Sponsorship Available.
No relocation services provided-local candidates preferred.

Note: This position was originally posted on the Sharks Sports & Entertainment employment site. To ensure that your application is considered for this position, please click here to apply for this job on the Sharks Sports & Entertainment employment site.

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