The Board of Directors inform you with sadness, as with gratitude for what he has meant for our Ice Hockey Sport in Belgium and far beyond national borders, the passing of Johan Bollue.

Johan Bollue,

Vice-President Royal Belgium Ice Hockey Federation,
Director Sports Development Royal Belgium Ice Hockey Federation,
Manager Development, International Ice Hockey Federation.

Almost 15 years Johan was a very committed Board Member, valued colleague, and dear friend.

Our thoughts and support go out to his wife, children, family, and friends. Additional information concerning the funeral will be shared at a later moment in consultation with the family.

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On behalf of the Board of Directors
Royal Belgium Ice Hockey Federation

Condoleances via mail: Eenmeilaan 11, 3010 Kessel-Lo per email:

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