Scottish Ice Hockey wishes to confirm that Jim Paterson has joined its committee to help run the junior section.
He will work alongside current chairman, Graeme Houston, to alleviate some of his workload.
SIH chairman, David Hand, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Jim onto the committee to work with Graeme.
“He’s been working hard behind the scenes with Lanarkshire Lightning juniors and taken a leading role with the SIH Girls Development Days.
“We think he’s got the drive and determination to make a success of his new position and are happy that he has come on board.
“He will help to take some of the strain off Graeme, who has worked tirelessly as junior chairman alongside his own daily work commitments.
“SIH will continue with this arrangement until it is appropriate to agree on a revised formal structure.”