William John Orville "Batt" Phillips - Born September 23, 1902 in Carlton Place, Ontario – Died December 25, 1998 in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia was a professional ice Hockey player.
Phillips played his minor and junior Hockey in Carlton Place, with his final season there with the Carleton Place Seniors of the Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League in the 1923 season.
Phillips would then head over the border to play in the United States Amateur Hockey Association / USAHA with the New York Athletics during the 1924-25 season.
Phillips then went back north to the Canadian prairies, playing for the Brandon Regals of the Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League in 1925-26, the Kenora Thistles of the Thunder Bay Senior Hockey League in 1926-27 and the Winnipeg Maroons of the American Hockey Association in 1927-28.
Phillips would then head to the West Coast, playing for the Vancouver Maroons of the Pacific Coast Hockey League from 1928 until they sold him to the Montreal Maroons on December 17, 1929 for $10,000 cash. Phillips would play in 27 NHL games for the Maroons before they sent him to their IHL affiliate Windsor Bulldogs for 2 seasons until 1932.
The Maroons would trade Phillips to the Philadelphia Arrows of the Canadian–American Hockey League / Can-Am at the start of the 1932-33 season, where he would play 1 season before going back to the Windsor Bulldogs of the International Hockey League / IHL for 13 games before signing with the Quebec Castors of the Can-Am league. Phillips spent the majority of the 1934-35 season with the Castors while playing in two games with the IHL's Cleveland Falcons.
Phillips' 1935-36 season was spent on the ice in a different capacity, trading in his player's sweater for a referee's. The experience lasted only one season, as Phillips was back on the ice the following year back in his hometown and back with the Upper Ottawa Valley Hockey League.
Following a thirteen year absence, Phillips returned to the Carleton Place Red Wings (formerly Carleton Place Seniors) in 1937-38 and spent the next three seasons with the team before ending his career with the Pacific Coast Senior Hockey League's Nanaimo Clippers following the 1941-42 season.