ICE HOCKEY - Dunchurch teenager selected for Great Britain's under-20 Ice Hockey team - The Rugby Observer

ICE HOCKEY - Dunchurch teenager selected for Great Britain's under-20 Ice Hockey team

Rugby Editorial 16th Dec, 2021   0

RHODES Mitchell-King of Dunchurch has been selected for Great Britain’s under-20 Ice Hockey team ahead of the IIHF World Championship (Division 2A) in Romania.


Great Britain play in Division 2A and the winner of the six team tournament, which takes place this week, will earn promotion and bring home the gold medal.


The other nations involved in the competition are Spain, Lithuania, South Korea, Romania and Italy with Mitchell-King set to make his international debut for Britain.


The 18-year-old is a hard-hitting skilled defence player and stands at 6ft 3in tall as he attempts to leave his mark on the tournament in Brasov.


Mitchell-King currently plays for the Wisconsin Rapids Riverkings in the United States having played in North America since 2019.


He previously played in Coventry Blaze’s Ice Hockey Academy from under-10 to under-20 level before moving to The Hill Academy in Toronto, Canada.


And he has also featured for England under-13’s, 14’s and 15’s, scoring a hat-trick on the international stage, before being called up to Great Britain’s under-18 team only for the tournaments to be cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Mitchell-King has played as a forward for the Riverkings this season in the US Premier Hockey League and scored his first junior goal as well as providing three assists.


The teenager will miss some league games in the USA whilst he is with the GB squad but will return to the ice with the Riverkings after the festive break.

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