Following the tragic events of last weekend, and ahead of this weekend’s games, the Elite Ice Hockey League have issued the following statement.
A spokesperson for Elite Ice Hockey League said:
“We are devastated by the loss of Adam Johnson’s life, and our thoughts remain with his family, team mates and everyone else affected during this difficult time.
Player safety and welfare is our top priority and we work with players, officials, clubs, and the relevant authorities to review research and advice to understand how we continually enhance the safety of our sport.
All clubs continue to follow the existing guidance from the International Ice Hockey Federation, that the use of a BNQ or other ISO Standard neck laceration protector is recommended.
The Elite Ice Hockey League strongly encourages players and officials to wear one and clubs and the League will continue to support players and officials to do so.”