Adam Johnson: Manchester Storm to pay tribute to ice hockey player who died after being injured in match
The American died in hospital after the incident in October. A man has been bailed after being arrested on suspicion of his manslaughter.
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The Manchester Storm will play their part in a special tribute to an ice hockey player who died after being injured during a game.
Adam Johnson, of the Nottingham Panthers, was pronounced dead in hospital after an incident during a game with the Sheffield Steelers on October 28. A post-mortem examination confirmed Adam, originally from Minnesota in America, died as a result of a fatal neck injury.
The Storm travel to face the Panthers in Nottingham on Saturday in what is being dubbed the ‘Adam Johnson Memorial Game’. During the match, they’ll wear specially-commissioned jerseys.
Following the fixture, the player-worn jerseys will be made available and all funds raised from the jersey are to go directly into the ‘Love For Hibbing and Hockey Memorial Fund’.
A Manchester Storm statement read: “The club would like to thank official club partners for working with us on a tight timescale and helping to produce the jerseys ready for the fixture on Saturday 18th November. Saturday is sure to be a very emotional evening for many fans and staff attending the fixture, as an organisation we feel honoured to take part and help ease players, fans and staff back into the Motorpoint Arena whilst raising funds for the memorial fund.”