Ice Hockey UK and the GB Programme Board are thrilled to announce a new three-year deal with Bauer Hockey.

It means Bauer will continue to supply Great Britain’s national teams – men and women at all levels – with off-ice clothing and equipment.

Great Britain Programme Board chairman, David Hand, said: “We have a long-standing relationship with Bauer and it really is great news that we are extending our agreement.

“Everyone has heard of Bauer and they are a worldwide global name. We are honoured and delighted to continue our link-up with them.”

Bauer Hockey is the world’s most recognised designer, marketer and manufacturer of hockey equipment.

They were founded in Kitchener, Ontario back in 1927 and have continued to develop the most sought-after products in the industry.

Lucy Thomasson, a director at Bauer, said: “We are extremely proud to be extending our contract with Great Britain and Ice Hockey UK.

“We are a long-time sponsor of IHUK and are proud to support both the growth of the game and our athletes.”