Dundee Stars have paid tribute to a long-time fan who passed away.
Gordon Innes died this week, and the hockey team was among the first to honour their supporter.
In a statement on their website, the owners of the Stars said: “The Ward family would like to offer their sincerest condolences to the family of long-time Dundee ice hockey fan Gordon Innes who died on Tuesday.
“Gordon was a regular at Dundee Ice Arena, and the old Kingsway rink before that, as well as many other rinks around the country, and will be missed by many hockey fans. From the ceremonial puck drop at the first game to the playoff finals in Nottingham, Gordon was there with his Stars family.”
Speaking on behalf of the family, June Ward said: “Very sad news, Gordon was a friend to all, loved his hockey and touched many of our lives, and our families’ lives. He was a great sports fan who was always interested in others and especially supported and encouraged youths in hockey and many other sports.
“He was a passionate fan of our team and always had encouraging advice and words to give us even when things were not going well.
“We will truly miss you Gordon, a true star.”
Others paid their respects on social media.
— Jeff Hutchins (@hutchy071) July 1, 2015
Sad new for everyone involved with @DundeeStars today.With the passing off Gordon,true gent that loved his hockey,will be missed at DIA#RIP
— Bari Mckenzie (@barimckenzie) July 1, 2015