EIHL Statement: Adam Johnson

The Elite Ice Hockey League is heartbroken to confirm that Nottingham Panthers forward Adam Johnson sadly passed away following Saturday’s game between Sheffield Steelers and Nottingham Panthers.

In light of this deeply upsetting news, the Elite League has postponed all games scheduled to take place on Sunday 29 October 2023 which includes Coventry Blaze’s home fixture vs. Cardiff Devils at Skydome Arena.

The thoughts and condolences of everyone connected with the EIHL are with Adam’s family, friends and team mates at this incredibly sad and difficult time. We would also ask everyone to respect the privacy of Adam’s family at this time.

Many of us will have found Saturday’s events very distressing. Please take care of yourselves and each other. Further help and advice is available at: 

NHS England: Help and support after a traumatic event