The Lacrosse community has been hit with another tragedy as Six Nations Rebel’s Carney Johnson passed away Monday afternoon.
The sudden death has shocked and hit the Six Nations community hard as they not only have lost a team member but a great young man.
Comments on Twitter and Facebook described Johnson as someone who always was willing to help out someone in need and kind hearted.
On the floor, he was known as a tough and tenacious player. Johnson was always willing to drop the gloves for his teammates and would play hard from whistle to whistle.
The Six Nations Rebel’s released the statement on their Twitter and Facebook page on Tuesday:
“It is with great with great sadness and sorrow, the Six Nations Rebels have lost their heart and soul of the 2012 team. Carney Ellijah Johnson has passed away. Our condolences go out to Tom Johnson, Anita Deats Hill and their family for the loss of their son.”
Although the death of a family member and teammate is the greatest concern for the lacrosse community of Six Nations, they are still in the OJBLL Finals. The Rebels currently sit on a impressive 2-0 lead on the Akwesasne Indians and head into the Turtledome this weekend.
You can guarantee that the Rebels will be dedicating the remainder of the playoffs and Founders Cup to their late brother Carney Johnson.
Although number 28 will not be on the game sheet or on the floor, Carney Johnson will be alongside the Rebels throughout their quest to repeat as National Champions.
R.I.P Carney Johnson
(November 12, 1992- August 6,2012)