The Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning are saddened to learn of the passing of former player Adam Calder at the age of just 42.

Widely considered to be one of the legends of ice hockey in the UK, “Calds” signed for the Lightning in summer 2012. However he iced in just 10 fixtures for MKL after an on-ice accident left him unable to continue playing.

The Manitoba-born left winger began his British career in 2004 with the EIHL Coventry Blaze, competing in their colours in more than 300 fixtures, going on to win eight major trophies over six seasons with the club. He was also the all-time record points scorer for the Elite League.

In 2016 the British hockey community came together to raise over £28,000 to enable Adam to undergo further treatment for cancer.

Everyone at the Lightning sends their heartfelt sympathies to Adam’s family at this extremely sad time.