ECHL linesman Camden Nuckols has passed away at the age of 25. 

From the ECHL:

Linesman Camden Nuckols

Linesman Camden Nuckols

The ECHL and its member teams mourn the loss and express their condolences to the family and friends of linesman Camden Nuckols, who passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday following a brief illness at the age of 25.

Nuckols worked as an ECHL linesman in Orlando for the previous three seasons, working a total of 61 regular-season games and two playoff games.

In addition to working as an ECHL official, Nuckols won a Florida state hockey championship as a teenager and officiated collegiate and Orlando Youth Hockey Association tournaments.

All ECHL on-ice officials will wear Nuckols’ jersey number “32” on their helmets for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.


The Orlando Solar Bears released the following statement:

“It was a difficult day when we learned of Camden’s passing. He was a terrific young man – always smiling, always positive. He took a tremendous amount of pride in his job on the ice. He will be sorely missed, as we have lost a member of our hockey family. Our thoughts and prayers are with his mother and father.”

The Solar Bears will remember Camden with a moment of silence prior to puck drop before their game on November 24, 2015.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of Camden Nuckols.