How did Mike Hammond die? British Ice Hockey car accident explained

Mike Hammond died in a car accident. (Source: Facebook)
Mike Hammond died in a car accident. (Source: Facebook)


In an automobile accident in Shawnigan, Canada, Mike Hammond, a former player for Team GB and Nottingham Panthers, passed away. Following yesterday’s deadly incident in the Shawnigan Lake community, tributes are flooding in for the 33-year-old former Nottingham Panthers player. Keep reading to know more about it in detail.


Who was Mike Hammond?

The 33-year-old Mr. Hammond played Ice Hockey for the Nottingham Panthers and Great Britain. The hockey player from Brighton who was referred to by my friends as “Hammy” had a dazzling international career.

He has competed for many teams while competing in the US, Canada, Germany, and Denmark. Hammond wore uniforms for teams in the Elite Ice Hockey League such as the Glasgow Clan, Manchester Storm, and Coventry Blaze.

Hammond played for Nottingham Panthers last season and made his international debut in 2018, helping the team win gold at the World Championship Division 1 Group A in Hungary.

He routinely represented his nation in international competitions in addition to playing in the top ice hockey league in Britain.

In both 2019 and 2021, he competed for Great Britain at the Ice Hockey World Championship.


How did Mike Hammond die?

British ice hockey player Mike Hammond died in a horrifying vehicle accident in Canada, his club has announced.

Before the accident, Hammond and his pals were reportedly vacationing at Lake Shawnigan on Vancouver Island.

It is said that he was in a single-vehicle collision and passed away as a result of his automobile having “veered off the road”.

The Nottingham Panthers club wrote:

🖤 The Nottingham Panthers are devastated to report that Mike Hammond, who played for the club last season, has passed away in a car crash. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and team-mates. Rest in peace Hammy – you will never be forgotten.

Hammond’s unexpected passing has shocked the hockey world, and his previous teams are leading the condolence comments.

Manchester Storm said: “We are all devastated by the loss of Mike Hammond. Mike was part of our Storm family for two seasons and he remained a good friend to many here in Manchester. We were proud and excited to watch him play a big role in Team GB’s recent success. We send all our love and condolences to Mike’s family, friends, and teammates. Thanks for all the memories, Mike – rest in peace.”

Coventry Blaze wrote: “We’re very sorry to share the tragic news of Mike Hammond’s passing. Our thoughts and condolences are with him, family, friends, Team GB, the Panthers, the Storm and the Clan, among others.”

Glasgow Clan expressed their sadness over Hammond’s loss and mentioned how he was scheduled to rejoin the team.

A team representative stated: “Glasgow Clan are devastated to hear of the tragic passing of Mike Hammond. Mike was a hugely popular player during his spell here in 2016/17 and was due to return in 2023/24. On behalf of the club, our thoughts are with Mike’s family and friends during this terrible time.”

Ice Hockey UK referred to Hammond as a “cherished GB team-mate” in a statement.

They said: “Great Britain ice hockey are devastated to announce that forward Mike Hammond has passed away… Our thoughts and condolences are with Mike’s family, friends and teammates at this very difficult time.”

The funeral arrangements for Mike Hammond will be made public at a later time, according to the family. This suggests that the family is making preparations and will give the required information about his passing and the planned burial ceremony as soon as possible.


Mike Hammond Accident: What happened?

33-year-old Ice hockey player Mike Hammond, who was born in Victoria, British Columbia, unfortunately, died in a fatal single-car collision on Wednesday.

Mike Hammond died when his automobile swerved off the road. On Shawnigan Lake Road, not far from Elford and the Village, the fatal accident occurred.

On Wednesday, the location of an automobile collision was visited by law enforcement. Later, it was discovered that the player was the incident’s deceased victim.

Friends who had spent time with him just before the incident paid tribute. (Source: Instagram)
Friends who had spent time with him just before the incident paid tribute. (Source: Instagram)



Tributes to Mike Hammond

Following his death in a car accident in Canada, Mike Hammond, a former ice hockey player with the Glasgow Clan, has received tributes.

Friends of the hockey player have also shared their sorrow in moving social media messages referring to him as their “brother.”

One friend wrote: “Words can not describe how much you will be missed Mikey. I am so lucky to have shared such a great day at the lake with you yesterday trading laughs and stories. Rest in peace my brother.”

Another friend, Dylan Machnee, said: “I always thought that the 4 of us would grow old and wise together. 30 years from now we’d do Christmas with the next generations of Hammond’s and Machnee’s, even though you and I may have just ended up the cool uncles. I am so proud of everything you accomplished. I’ll miss our talks, reflecting on all the dumb s*** we have done and trying to figure out how we become the better us. I love you brother and I’ll miss you even more.”

Player Neil Herring wrote: “Mike Hammond, one of the best friends, team mates, and fellas you could ever meet. RIP. So unexpected and absolute devastating news. Thinking of you Janice.

We send our sympathies to Mike Hammond’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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