Domish death stuns British Ice Hockey

Former Newcastle, Coventry and Sheffield defence man Jerramie Domish has died at the age of 40 (PHOTO: Coventry Blaze)

Former Coventry Blaze, Newcastle Vipers and Sheffield Steelers defenceman Jerramie Domish has died at the age of 40.

Tributes have poured in after the news broke he had passed away as fans remembered his contribution to the Elite League in his four years in the UK between 2009 and 2013.

Domish played for Trenton Titans, Charlotte Checkers, Norfolk Admirals and Rockford IceHogs before moving to Denmark to play with Esbjerg in 2008.

A year later, he arrived in the Elite League to sign for Newcastle Vipers under Rob Wilson and helped them to a seventh place finish.

He moved to Sheffield Steelers under Ben Simon and helped them to the EIHL championship in 2011 before Paul Thompson swooped to take him to Coventry Blaze.

Domish ended his career with the Blaze in 2013, finishing with a fourth place finish and a place in the play-off final weekend.

In his career in the UK, he played 171 games in all competitions, scoring 17 goals and assisting in 78 during his four years.

Former Blaze team-mate Russell Cowley tweeted: “Couldn’t believe this when I heard. Unreal teammate and my D partner for most of a season. RIP Domer.”

Hull Pirates coach Jason Hewitt, who played with Domish in that title winning Steelers team added: “Absolutely Gut wrenching to hear this news, probably the most fun year of hockey I ever had! he had a heart of gold and a pleasure to be around you’ll be missed Domer x Rest in peace mate.”

Glasgow Clan’s Chief Operating Officer Gareth Chalmers, who brought Domish to the Elite League when he was in a similar role with the Vipers, said: “Very saddened to hear of the passing of Jerramie Domish.  

“We’ve lost a character of ice hockey, a fantastic guy and we absolutely loved him during his time with the Vipers.  RIP my friend.”

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