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TONY BOYNTON REFEREES FINAL GAME AFTER 40-YEAR CAREER

By Craig Simpson It was a case of history repeating for Tony Boynton last weekend as he refereed his final NIHL games as a part of #TeamStripes. In 1982, Billingham Bombers were playing Nottingham Panthers in the Heineken League when Boynton was called into service as an emergency official after one of the appointed zebras […]

PLAYER HEALTH, SAFETY & WELLBEING REVIEW AND ACTION PLAN

Ice Hockey UK statement: Player Health, Safety and Wellbeing Review, and Action Plan In response to the tragic passing of Nottingham Panthers player #47 Adam Johnson after an on-ice incident, IHUK as an organisation and we all individually, send our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to Adam Johnson’s family, friends and team-mates. We also have deep […]

#TEAMSTRIPES READY FOR NEW SEASON AFTER SUCCESSFUL REFEREE CONFERENCE

As teams across the UK prepare for the puck drop on season 2023/24, the third team on the ice during each game have also been getting ready for action. Ice Hockey UK Referee Section manages the country’s 250+ on-ice officials who cover all leagues in the EIHA, SIH and Elite League, and they recently completed […]

TWO MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENTS FOR IHUK REFEREE SECTION

The Ice Hockey UK Referee Section have appointed Deana Cuglietta and Caroline Munroe to their management team. The pair will take up the position of joint-managers of Level 3, responsible for under-18 junior hockey, Women’s National Ice Hockey League (WNIHL) Elite and WNIHL 1. Colin Davidson, IHUK Referee-in-Chief, said: “Caroline and Deana bring a wealth […]

OFFICIALS COURSE DATE CONFIRMED IN WIDNES IN JULY

Do you want to be #OfficiallyCool? The Ice Hockey UK Referee Section is hosting a second Level 1 course next month. If you’re interested in officiating then this is the course for you! The IHUK Referee Section supplies officials across all games in the UK from grassroots to elite. The course will take place at Planet […]

IHUK REFEREE SECTION VACANCY: OFFICIATING MANAGER

The Ice Hockey UK Referee Section are currently inviting applications for the role of Officiating Manager.  An #OfficiallyCool and exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to join Ice Hockey UK Referee Section’s Management Team. In addition to an already established team of on-ice officials, the IHUK Referee Section are running a long-term recruitment […]

OFFICIALS COURSE IN CHELMSFORD IN JULY

Do you want to be #OfficiallyCool? The Ice Hockey UK Referee Section is hosting a Level 1 course next month. It takes place at Riverside Leisure Centre in Chelmsford on Sunday 23rd July from 10am until 5pm. The IHUK Referee Section supplies officials across all games in the UK from grassroots to elite. For more […]

IHUK JOIN IIHF IN LAUNCHING OFFICIALLY COOL CAMPAIGN

Ice Hockey UK is excited to be part of the IIHF’s launch of Officially Cool – a campaign aimed to drive awareness, interest and greater understanding of the roles of game officials. The initiative, which will support the 83 Member National Associations (MNAs) in recruitment opportunities around the world, is part of the IIHF’s Strategic […]

SEWELL TO REFEREE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BRONZE-MEDAL GAME

UK official Liam Sewell is one of the referees for today’s bronze-medal game at the 2023 Ice Hockey World Championship in Finland. Sewell forms part of the four-man officiating team for the match between USA and Latvia at the Nokia Arena in Tampere (13:20 UK time face-off). The 32-year-old has been one of 32 officials […]

DAVIDSON APPOINTED ICE HOCKEY UK REFEREE-IN-CHIEF

Colin Davidson has been appointed as Ice Hockey UK’s new Referee-in-Chief to replace the outgoing Simon Kirkham. Davidson has been involved in hockey for over 45 years from playing to officiating prior to taking up a management role with Scottish Ice Hockey and more recently the IHUK Referee Section. Kirkham has been part of the […]