About Us

"Building Better Athletes"

The name Phillips Hockey is one that goes back over 30 years in Southern California. Steve's father, Gary Phillips, not only created one of the largest hockey retail stores in the country, but also worked with numerous local organizations through donations, designing of team logos, and much more. Opened in 1981, Phillips Hockey Shop grew to become a supplier to the entire Western United States and Japan. Prior to the influx of online stores, Phillips Hockey Shop closed it doors to the public in 1993. The Phillips family would continue to consult over the next several years on various projects including equipment research and development, along with product marketing.

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Steve Phillips Bio

Founder of Phillips Hockey and Ex-Professional Hockey Player

Steve Phillips, a former member of the Tampa Bay Lightning organization, was forced into an early retirement from professional hockey by a rare digestive disease in 1996. Over the next year Steve spent his time in recovery creating a one-of-a-kind skill development program for hockey players of all ages. After a successful first year of coaching 18AAA in 1997, Steve decided to reopen Phillips Hockey, however now the focus was player development.

Today at Phillips Hockey our goal is to create a learning environment that provides our students with the basic skills needed to improve, while making the game of hockey more exciting for each individual player. Our basic philosophy is "Hockey Made Simple"©, which simply refers to the breaking down of each individual skill and demonstrating not only how something is done correctly, but also how and why it is done incorrectly. This method increases the students understanding of each particular skill and allows them to develop the skill very quickly, along with establishing a higher level of self-confidence in our students as they begin to skate faster, handle the puck better, and shoot harder and more accurately. With guaranteed results and former students competing in over 25 junior, college, and professional leagues around the world, you can see why training with Phillips Hockey is a right choice.

 

Steve Phillips

D.O.B: May 21, 1972

Born: Canoga Park, CA

1st Year of Hockey: 1975

1st Club: Southeastern Blues

Other Clubs/Teams: Pasadena Maple Leafs, California Condors, California Golden Bears, Team California AAA, California Bears AAA All-Stars.

Junior/College/Professional Experience: Lytes Rustlers (NAJHL), Merrimack College (Div.1 Hockey East), Boston Junior Bruins (Junior A), Northeastern University (Div. 1 Hockey East), Minnesota Moose (IHL), Roanoke Express (ECHL), Nashville Knights (ECHL), Los Angeles Ice Dogs (IHL), Oklahoma City Blazers (CHL), Bakersfield Fog (WCHL), Columbus Cottonmouths (CHL), San Antonio Iguanas (CHL), Madison Monsters (CoHL).

Coaching Experience: 1997-98 Ventura Mariners Midget AAA, 1998-99 West Valley Wolves Mite A, 1999-2000 Ventura Mariners Bantam AA. 2007 & 2008 Mariners Youth Hockey Development Program Pee-wee & Bantam.

Other Sport Experience:

Inline - Dawg Pac (Pro Beach Hockey), Salsa (Pro Beach Hockey), Los Angeles Blades (RHI), Anaheim Bullfrogs (RHI), San Diego Barracudas (RHI), Phoenix Cobras (RHI).

Note* One of the first individuals to test and demo the original Rollerblades designed by Scott Olsen. Put on demonstrations at the Chicago Sporting Goods Expo and at the Los Angeles Zoo at age 11 and 12.

Golf – Teaching Professional, Junior Club Champion at age 12, 20+ years playing experience.

Years Instructing Hockey: 15

Phillips Hockey Shops: 1981-1994

Phillips Hockey: 1981-Present