Ice Hockey UK would like to send their thoughts and condolences to the family and friends of Johan Bollue who passed away yesterday.

He was Vice-President and Director of Sports Development at the Royal Belgium Ice Hockey Federation, as well as a Development Manager for the IIHF.

IHUK General Secretary, Andy French, said: “I am stuck for words to be honest. Johan was a special friend and we have done a lot together in the hockey world.

“I would like to send my condolences on behalf of ice hockey in the UK to Johan’s family and the Belgium Ice Hockey Federation.”