Fife Flyers fans pay tribute to Adam Johnson

Fife Flyers fans have been paying tribute to Nottingham Panthers player Adam Johnson after his death at the weekend.

The 29-year-old American was involved in an incident during a match in Sheffield against the Steelers on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital but sadly died, the news broke on Sunday morning.

All 8,000 fans in the arena at the time were evacuated in what was described "a major medical emergency".

Since the news of Adam's death, tributes have been pouring in from ice hockey teams across the Elite League and their fans, including many here in Fife.

In a statement the Flyers said: "Everyone at Fife Flyers is shocked and deeply saddened by the devastating loss of Adam Johnson. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends, teammates and the whole Nottingham Panthers organisation.

"Our thoughts are with all those affected by this heartbreaking tragedy. Please be kind and look after each other. "

The Nottingham Panthers played the Fife Flyers last Wednesday (October 25), their last match before Saturday's incident.

Fans have left floral tributes outside the Fife Ice Arena in Kirkcaldy, with another fan leaving one outside the arena in Nottingham the Panthers play and train in.

The Flyers has also got a book of condolence, it's in the box office from 10am to 10pm every day.


In a statement on Tuesday (October 31) the Elite League said all games on Tuesday and Wednesday will be postponed.

It added: "We would like to thank our fans and the global hockey community for their thoughts and wishes to Adam’s family, friends, and team mates; as well as to everyone involved in Saturday’s game."

There is also going to be tributes paid to Adam before all of the eight Elite League games that are running this weekend, both Nottingham and Sheffield won't be playing. Details of the tributes are still to be confirmed.

Supporters club volunteers will also be taking a collection on Saturday, proceeds will go into the Nottingham Panthers go fund me page once it has been set up.

There's also been calls to make neck guards mandatory, the Scottish and English Ice Hockey Associations have already made this move.

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