It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of a great loss in the hockey community. Morton Johnston, assistant coach for the Princeton Posse, tragically lost his life in a car accident on Sunday.He was 26 year old
Morton Johnston Car Accident :What happened?
The hockey world was rocked with the news of the passing of Morton Johnston, an assistant coach for the Princeton Posse, who tragically died in a vehicle accident just a few hours before a pivotal playoff game against the Revelstoke Grizzlies.
The Posse had to make an incredibly tough decision of whether to play the game or not, but with the support and encouragement of Johnston’s family, they decided to move forward and play in his honour. It must have been an emotional game for the team as they not only had to face the Grizzlies in a high-stakes match-up but also mourn the loss of their beloved coach. Johnston’s impact on the Posse and the hockey community will not be forgotten, and his memory will continue to live on through the sport that he loved.
Who was Morton Johnston?
In the world of hockey, being a beloved teammate is one of the highest compliments a player can receive. And that’s exactly what the KIJHL said of Johnston, who played 168 regular season and playoff games over four seasons with the league. It’s clear that Johnston possessed both tenacity and energy on the ice, qualities that undoubtedly made him a force to be reckoned with. Unfortunately, the hockey world has now lost Johnston, who went on to become an assistant coach. The KIJHL and the community of Princeton are now mourning his loss and offering their deepest sympathies to his family and former team. Johnston may be gone, but his legacy as a player and teammate will undoubtedly live on.
Tributes pours for Morton on social media
Such difficult news. I am saddened with the news of Coach Johnston’s passing. I send my deep condolences and prayers to his family, to the Posse coaches, players and fans. May God give His strength and peace to all.
Our sincere condolences from the Creston Valley Thunder Cats Junior Hockey Club, we are beyond sad to hear this heartbreaking news. Our thoughts are with Head Coach Mark Readman as well as all the Players and the entire Posse organization
It is just always so sad when a young person passes away. Not fair.
So very sad to hear, condolences to the family.