Well-known hockey journalist, Joe Dillon, passes away

It was with a degree of shock and great sadness that the International Hockey Federation and all the members of the world hockey family learned of the sudden and untimely death of well-known journalist, Joe Dillon.

Joe, who had recently covered the men's and women's World Cups in Holland, was a prolific and dedicated hockey journalist, in addition to being an Honorary Member of the Scottish Hockey Union and an active member of the SHU Competitions Committee. He was the Glasgow Herald's hockey correspondent for years, and worked for many other outlets including BBC Scotland Radio and as a television commentator.

In a letter of condolence to his family, an FIH representative wrote: "Apart from appreciating his frank and friendly qualities, Joe was a very important and appreciated member of the international hockey media. Not only did he work tirelessly to promote hockey and gain exposure for the sport, he also worked diligently to ensure that he and his fellow colleagues were given the tools necessary to carry out their work which so greatly benefits hockey. International hockey profited from Joe's efforts and the FIH gained the benefit of his insight."

The FIH and the hockey world offers their deep and heartfelt condolences to his wife Christine and the entire Dillon family.