Brad Phillips ranks as one of the best on-ice officials to ever work in the ECHL. The linesman worked 15 years in the League, and is one of just three officials – along with 2011 ECHL Hall of Fame inductee Joe Ernst and former linesman Norm Eberle – to work at least 1,000 ECHL games. He was selected to work the 2001 ECHL All-Star Game in Arkansas, and he served as a linesman during nine Kelly Cup Finals, the most of any linesman in ECHL history. Following the 2012-13 season, he received the Ryan Birmingham Memorial Award in a vote of his fellow on-ice officials. The award honors an official for his contributions and dedication to the league officiating staff and is named in honor of ECHL linesman Ryan Birmingham who tragically lost his life in an automobile accident in May 2007. He becomes only the second on-ice official to be inducted into the ECHL Hall of Fame.