The Stingrays are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of former forward Adam Calder who lost his battle with cancer Friday.
Adam played 250 games with the Rays from 1999-2003 and was a member of our 2001 Kelly Cup Championship team. He later played for the EIHL’s Coventry Blaze and won four titles before having his #25 retired.
Stingrays President Rob Concannon, who was teammates with Adam during his time with the club and remained a close friend, issued the following statement on his passing:
“Earlier today I learned that Adam passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. Adam was a great teammate, friend, and father of two wonderful kids. The Stingrays organization is so sad to hear this news and our thoughts and prayers go out to Calds and his family during this difficult time. Adam was a fighter and fought until the end. He loved the Stingrays and checked in often to see how we were doing. Whenever we spoke, he wanted to talk about the Rays and not about himself. We will miss you my friend.” - Rob Concannon
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Adam Calder, who lost his battle with cancer today. Adam played 250 games with SC from 1999-2003 & was a member of the ‘01 Kelly Cup team. He later won 4 titles with @covblazehockey before having his #25 retired.https://t.co/7CQ21x9yAj pic.twitter.com/PJZs7abXfT— SC Stingrays (@SCStingrays) July 6, 2018
Adam Calder played College Hockey for North Dakota from 1995-1999. Was on North Dakota's 1997 National Championship team and scored the empty net goal to seal the game against BU in Milwaukee. Played in 4 straight Frozen Fours. He was 42. https://t.co/uHqxoP0S4r— Bucci Mane (@Buccigross) July 6, 2018