As the Elite League and hockey community as a whole continue to process the heart breaking passing of Nottingham Panthers forward Adam Johnson, Coventry Blaze’s game against Manchester Storm at Skydome Arena on Wednesday 1st November will be postponed.
Tickets for the Blaze vs. Storm Elite League fixture will remain valid for the re-arranged date which will be confirmed in due course.
If you aren’t able to make the re-arranged date, options will be made available to transfer the tickets to another game, or request a refund.
The coaches of eight teams have consulted with their players about what should happen next. These teams expressed their wish to return to playing Elite League fixtures this weekend. Nottingham Panthers and Sheffield Steelers will not return to the ice this weekend, and we would continue to ask everyone to support these clubs through what is an intensely difficult time.
All games taking place this weekend will be organised with appropriate and fitting tributes to Adam Johnson. Please bear with us, as this needs to be an on-going process to ensure that all tributes have been agreed with those affected most deeply by what has happened. The Elite League will give further details of the planned tributes ahead of the weekend, and we hope that fans from around the league will feel able to come together to pay tribute to Adam as part of what is a very sad and difficult process for everyone.
The schedule for this weekend will be as follows:
Saturday 4 November
Belfast Giants vs. Guildford Flames (7pm)
Coventry Blaze vs. Dundee Stars (7pm)
Cardiff Devils vs. Manchester Storm (7pm)
Fife Flyers vs. Glasgow Clan (7:15pm)
Sunday 5 November
Dundee Stars vs. Coventry Blaze (5pm)
Manchester Strom vs. Belfast Giants (5.30pm)
Glasgow Clan vs. Cardiff Devils (6pm)
Guildford Flames vs. Fife Flyers (6pm