South Yorkshire Police has issued a statement.
South Yorkshire Police said in a statement:
‘We were called at 8.25 pm on Saturday 28 October to reports that a player had been seriously injured during a Sheffield Steelers versus Nottingham Panthers game at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield.
‘Officers attended the scene alongside other emergency services and one man, aged in his 20s, was taken to hospital with serious injuries. Sadly, he was later pronounced deceased at hospital.’
‘Our officers remain at the scene carrying out enquiries and our investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident remains ongoing.
‘We would encourage the public to avoid speculation regarding the incident while we continue our enquiries.
Nottingham Panthers announced the death of Adam Johnson on Saturday following a freak accident at the game in Sheffield.