Hockey player dies during a match – level 2

03-11-2023 07:00

A tragic accident happened during an ice hockey game between Sheffield Steelers and Nottingham Panthers. Adam Johnson, a player for Nottingham Panthers, had his throat accidentally cut by an opponent’s skate blade.

Paramedics tried to save the man’s life directly on the ice, but sadly, he didn’t survive. Matt Petgrave, who was involved in the accident, was very upset by what happened. Johnson’s girlfriend Ryan Wolfe posted a heartbreaking message on Instagram to express her love and pain. The hockey community is very sad. Johnson had a successful career. He played for teams like the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nottingham Panthers.

After the incident, some people call for professional players to wear neck guards. Currently, only players under 20 must wear them.

Difficult words: skate blade (the sharp part of a skate which makes it possible to move on the ice), paramedic (a person trained to give emergency medical care outside a hospital), neck guard (a piece of equipment which a player wears around the neck).

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What are people's opinions regarding the necessity of neck guards for professional ice hockey players?


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