There will be tributes to Adam Johnson ahead of all games taking place in the Elite League this weekend, which includes our game vs. Dundee Stars at Skydome Arena on Saturday (7pm).
The head coaches of both teams will jointly lay a wreath on the ice ahead of the opening faceoff.
After a video celebrating Adam’s life is played in areas with video walls, everyone in attendance will be invited to observe a minute’s silence in memory of Adam, followed by a minute’s applause.
We would also like to actively encourage further fan-led tributes before, during or after the game. It has been a very sad and difficult week for many people in both our and the wider wider ice hockey community, and we hope that fans from across the league will feel able to come together this weekend and remember Adam.
Many of us are still coming to terms what the tragic events of last weekend, and may find today’s tributes very moving.
Please remember that if anybody needs a time out tonight, a breakout room with support kindly offered by Energize Training will be available from doors open and can be found at the FanHub end of the arena.
More information about this can be found, HERE.
Please continue to support each other as you have done so wonderfully over the past week.
The wreath to be laid by Danny Stewart and Marc LeFebvre for Adam Johnson was kindly supplied by Anne-Marie’s Florist.
Book of condolence
A book of condolence available to anyone who wishes to pay their respects to Adam Johnson and his family tonight. This will be opposite the FanHub at the open end of the arena.
Love for Hibbing and Hockey Memorial Fund
The Nottingham Panthers have launched an official fundraiser, with the permission of Adam’s family, to raise money for the “Love for Hibbing and Hockey Memorial Fund”.
The purpose of this fund is to support local charitable activities in the Hibbing area (Adam’s home town) as selected by the Johnson Family.
If you feel you can, please donate to this fundraiser in support of the fund established in Adam’s memory. Thank you.
Rest in peace Adam.