EIHL Statement (2nd November)

Following the tragic events of last weekend, and ahead of this weekend’s games, please find a statement below from the Elite Ice Hockey League.

A spokesperson for Elite Ice Hockey League said:

“We are devastated by the loss of Adam’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.”

Notes to editors

  • Elite Ice Hockey League is the professional ice hockey league in the UK. Formed in 2003, it is the highest level of ice hockey competition in the UK.
  • Ten teams from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland currently compete in the Elite League.
  • We work closely with the International Ice Hockey Federation, as the global governing body which is responsible for setting the rules and regulations for the sport.
  • We also work closely with Ice Hockey UK, which is the National Governing Body for the sport in the UK and responsible for setting rules for the grassroots and amateur level of the sport in the UK.