An emotional Nottingham Panthers captain David Clarke tells BBC East Midlands Today he lost some "man points" after crying at the end of his testimonial game at the National Ice Centre.
Players past and present turned out for the Great Britain forward in a game watched by nearly 3,000 fans.
Panthers coach Corey Nielson led the tributes. He said: "He's a good person and one of those men who inspires you to be a better person. I guess that is the biggest compliment I can pay about anybody."