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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.
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 recently 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 memorable occasions.
“On behalf of the Hall of Fame committee I would like to congratulate them on this achievement.”
|Tony Hand MBE
Photo by John Milton (www.eventog.uk)
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 two seasons.