Match ended after player suffers serious neck cut

An ice hockey match between Sheffield Steelers and Nottingham Panthers was abandoned following a “major medical emergency” when a player suffered a serious cut to his neck from a skate.

The Challenge Cup match at Sheffield Arena was stopped in the 35th minute and the player received emergency treatment from paramedics on the ice while the other players formed a ring around him.

Protective screens were raised and the players returned to the locker rooms.

The player has been taken to Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital.

The Panthers tweeted shortly after the incident that the 8,000 fans in attendance had “been asked to leave the building due to a major medical emergency”.

BBC Radio Sheffield’s Peter Spencer was in attendance and reported on X, formerly Twitter: “Nottingham Panthers player badly hurt after a collision in mid-ice.

“Paramedics are now on the ice, players are forming a ring around him and now screens are up around him. Awful scenes here at Sheffield Arena. The period is ended.”

Source: BBC