Ice Hockey UK

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Great Britain
Association name Ice Hockey UK
IIHF membership 19 November 1908
President Bob Wilkinson
IIHF men's ranking 21
IIHF women's ranking 22

Ice Hockey UK (IHUK) is the national governing body of the sport of ice hockey in the United Kingdom.[1][2][3][4] Affiliated to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), IHUK is the internationally recognised umbrella body in the United Kingdom.[5] IHUK was created to replace the British Ice Hockey Association (BIHA).[3]

The BIHA was founded in 1913 and operated during the 1913–14 season and between 1923 and 1999.[6][3]

The founding ice hockey clubs were Cambridge University, Manchester, Oxford Canadians, Princes and Royal Engineers.

The organisation is responsible to the IIHF for the good order of the sport in the UK.[7] The IHUK is charged with ensuring that all overseas players are properly cleared to play and that the rules and by-laws of the IIHF are upheld.[8]

Ice Hockey UK runs the national team, Great Britain men's national ice hockey team also known as Team GB.[6]

Ice Hockey UK has developed youth developed leagues to get better players.[9][10]

In 2016 Richard Grieveson was appointed head of Ice Hockey UK.[11][8][12]

Presidents of the BIHA

Notable people


  1. ^ Mackay, Duncan (13 October 2016). "Scotland backs plan for single ice hockey governing body in Britain". Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  2. ^ Mackay, Duncan (25 September 2016). "Plan to set up single governing body for ice hockey in UK to be investigated further". Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Garry Glave. A Brief History Of International Ice Hockey. p. 40. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  4. ^ "NEWS: UK ice hockey review findings | Braehead Clan | Official Website". Braehead Clan. 15 September 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  5. ^ by jonathancowley27 (21 February 2016). "Rene Fasel: 'Politics' holding Great Britain back". Ice Nation UK. Archived from the original on 17 September 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  6. ^ a b Sports Around the World: History, Culture, and Practice. p. 123. Retrieved 28 October 2016.
  7. ^ "Ice hockey UK chairman tells Mick Holland: All is not gloom and doom". 3 June 2013. Archived from the original on 5 September 2015.
  8. ^ a b Matthew Beedle (9 September 2016). "One governing body for UK ice hockey is Richard Grieveson's sole objective". Yorkshire Post. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  9. ^ "Ice Hockey UK board planning to form an Under-20 League". Coventry Telegraph. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  10. ^ Mackay, Duncan (2 July 2016). "Ice Hockey UK launch under-12 and under-14 development squads as part of new ambitions". Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Dumfries' Richard Grieveson handed top role with Ice Hockey UK". Daily Record. 8 February 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Ice Hockey: GB's Olympic exit confirms the need for unified vision | Sport | The National". 19 February 2016. Retrieved 30 October 2016.

External links

  • Ice Hockey UK site
  • British University Ice Hockey Association Site

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