Ice Hockey UK appoints Jim as chairman

Fife Flyers player-coach Todd Dutiaume receives the trophy from Scottish Ice Hockey chairman Jim Anderson. Scottish Autumn Cup at Fife Ice Arena. Pic: Steve Gunn - shotbyagunn photography
Fife Flyers player-coach Todd Dutiaume receives the trophy from Scottish Ice Hockey chairman Jim Anderson. Scottish Autumn Cup at Fife Ice Arena. Pic: Steve Gunn - shotbyagunn photography

Jim Anderson, former GM of Fife Flyers during the Heineken era, has moved into of the game’s top administrative posts.

He has just been appointed as chairman of ice Hockey UK for a period of three years.

He had been acting on an interim basis since

Mr Anderson, from Kirkcaldy, - who was part of the management team when Rab Petrie coached at Fife circa 1989 - has been involved in the sport since 1979.when he was part of the old KIHC committee which oversaw the running of the team.

He has twice been chairman of the Scottish Ice Hockey Association (SIHA) and is a team leader of GB’s under-20s who are bound for Estonia to play in the World Championships this week.

Mr Anderson said he was delighted to take over the post - and there were many plans in the pipeline.

“Ice hockey is a massive passion of mine and to hold this position is a real honour,’’ he said. ‘‘We are making massive strides forward, and these are exciting times to be involved in the national governing body.

“There are many plans for the future, including the restructure of the sport and the proposed U20s league, which will change the sport in a massively positive way.”

Tony Smith, IHUK board member, Tony Smith, said: “Jim is an excellent appointment to be chairman. He has a lot of drive and ambition and is very dedicated to British ice hockey.

“Jim is a very experienced man in ice hockey and respected throughout the sport.’’