TONY Hand MBE and Steve Moria have been be inducted into the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.
The duo, who are household names in the sport, were inducted after
overwhelming nominations from members of Ice Hockey Journalists UK.
Their contribution to Ice Hockey is exceptional and their place in the Hall of Fame a more than worthy accolade.
You can read tributes to Tony Hand MBE
and Steve Moria
by clicking the links.
IHJUK and Hall of Fame Chairman Mike Appleton said: “The induction of
both Tony and Steve is thoroughly deserved. They are without doubt two
of the most worthy inductees we have had in recent seasons with their
contributions to our sport second to none.
“Presentations will take place in Manchester and Cardiff next season to
celebrate Tony and Steve's induction. They will be special and
“On behalf of the Hall of Fame committee I would like to congratulate them on this achievement.”
The British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame was started in 1948 by the weekly
newspaper "Ice Hockey World", but lapsed with the publication's demise
in 1958. The Hall of Fame was revived in 1986 by the British Ice Hockey
Writers' Association, the name was changed in 2006 to Ice Hockey
Journalists UK. Each year, a sub-committee of IHJUK considers potential
new members for induction, the criterion being that an individual must
have rendered "outstanding service to British Ice Hockey".
The duo were inducted after the Hall of Fame Committee reviewed nominations over the last three seasons.
Picture courtesy of Richard Amor Allan