Fri 17 Nov 2023 - 12:00PM
FULL DETAILS FOR SATURDAY'S AJ47 MEMORIAL GAME
We're looking forward to seeing you at the Adam Johnson Memorial Game at the Motorpoint Arena tomorrow night (7pm face-off).
Doors open at 5:30pm as The Panthers host Manchester Storm as we all join together to celebrate the life of Adam and the remarkable person he was.
The backing from the people of Nottingham, across the UK and further afield for this game has been remarkable and we'd like to thank everyone for their support.
There will be a special tribute to Adam ahead of face-off and we invite all supporters, who are able, to rise in the 47th minute for a minute's applause.
Make sure you're in your seats early to welcome this amazing group of players and staff onto the ice. The strength this team has shown to get back to training and prepare for a return to action has been remarkable.
It's going to be an emotional night but we want it to be an occasion that will help supporters return to their happy place - their seat in the Motorpoint Arena - so much of the gameday will feel as normal as possible.
The Panthers will wear the Adam Johnson Memorial Jersey and these game-worn shirts will be raffled from tomorrow. Keep your eyes on our social media and website for more details.
The usual activities including Fifty50, Shirt Off His Back, Chuck-a-Puck and Panthers Vault will be on sale - all of which will be raising money for the Love for Hibbing and Hockey Memorial Fund.
The Shirt Off His Back in particular will be a very special prize with an Adam Johnson #47 shirt being signed by the whole team.
The Adam Johnson #47 pucks can be purchased from the Ice Locker Merchandise Stand tomorrow for £7, but please note that the AJ47 jersey is only available online.
Prints of the fantastic Forever Our 47 drawing of Adam Johnson by Natalie Owen will be on sale and these can also be purchased from the Ice Locker Merchandise Stand.
All profits from the AJ47 jersey, puck and Adam Johnson prints will go to the Love for Hibbing and Hockey Memorial Fund.
Normal Panthers merchandise will also be on sale at tomorrow's game.
The beautiful floral tributes remain on Bolero Square and you are welcome to bring flowers to add to the memorial. You can also bring plants and the Motorpoint Arena have arranged for a planter to display these.
The Books of Condolence for Adam will be available for fans to write their own messages and these will be located behind Block 1 and Block 19. We will have these books available at future games for those who have not been able to sign them so far.
For people who may struggle on their return to the rink, the local mental health charity - Vita Health Group - will be in the foyer for anyone who needs a conversation.
The game will be broadcast for free on YouTube around the world but if any viewers feel they would like to make a donation, they can do so via the GoFundMe page which is raising money for the Love for Hibbing and Hockey Memorial Fund.
Once again, we'd like to thank you for your remarkable support at this difficult time and we look forward to seeing you tomorrow whether it's in-person or joining via the live YouTube broadcast.