Congratulations to former Great Britain international Colin Shields who has been awarded an MBE in the King’s Birthday Honours List for his services to ice hockey.

Shields scored 42 goals for a modern-era record, as well as contributing 40 assists for 82 points in 95 caps for GB.

The six-footer with a right-hand shot won two gold medals with GB as they were promoted in 2017 and 2018.

In 2017, he was named the Best Forward in Division 1 Group B of the World Championship when his two goals in the SSE Arena took him past Hand on GB’s all-time chart, leaving him only two behind Gerry Davey who set the record in 1948.

He was also capped for Britain’s under-20s three times in 1997, 1998 and 2000.

He was only the second British player – after his legendary fellow countryman Tony Hand – to be drafted by the NHL, the world’s top ice hockey league.

Shields was inducted into the UK Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 2020.