Everyone connected with Great Britain and Ice Hockey UK would like to send their best wishes to general secretary Andy French who was admitted to hospital last weekend.

The popular GB man suffered a heart attack and will undergo a triple bypass operation this week.

Get well messages have already come from all around the globe, underlining Andy’s immense popularity across the ice hockey world.

IHUK chairman, Richard Grieveson, said: “I am sure everyone involved in our sport across the world would like to send their best wishes to Andy for a speedy recovery.

“Andy is a massive part of Ice Hockey UK and all of our Great Britain national teams.

“He is one of the most popular people in the sport and known and respected throughout the world.”