Ice Hockey UK have appointed Tony Hand MBE as their first national development head coach.

The 49-year-old Edinburgh-born former GB player and coach scored over 4,250 points in an illustrious 34-year playing career

He will work alongside Mark Beggs who will have an expansion of his current role and becomes national talent identification officer.

Full IHUK media release with comments from Tony Hand, Mark Beggs and IHUK Chairman Richard Grieveson: CLICK HERE

Audio interview with Richard Grieveson: CLICK HERE

Tony Hand talks to BBC Radio Manchester: CLICK HERE