Ice Hockey UK are deeply saddened at the result of Saturday’s EIHA vote to create one new unified governing body for our sport.

The board strongly advocated this approach as the right one to create the required environment for our sport to achieve sustained improvement across the whole of the UK.

The IHUK board, however, respect the wishes of the EIHA membership and will work with the EIHA board to implement the model as agreed.

In parallel we will work with SIH-UK to enable them to become a freestanding organisation. Finally, we will also reflect on the future role and structure of IHUK in the coming weeks.