DUNCHURCH-based youngster Rhodes Mitchell-King has been called up to the Great Britain under-20’s squad ahead of the upcoming World Championship in Kaunas, Lithuania.
Defenceman Mitchell-King was a member of the GB team that won bronze in Romania last year and has been called upon again after he excelled during trials over the summer.
GB are set to play games against Lithuania, Croatia, Romania, Netherlands and Spain next month.
Mitchell-King currently plays for Telford Tigers on a professional contract in the NIHL National League and is also studying for an engineering degree at the University of Warwick.
He is also on a two-way arrangement with Coventry Blaze in the Elite League where he trains and plays alongside full professionals when available.
Mitchell-King began his career in the Coventry Blaze Academy as a six-year old and progressed through the various age groups within the youth setup.
He followed elder brother Austin to The Hill Academy in Toronto at the age of 16 to develop his ice hockey career whilst studying for his A Level equivalents.
And this was followed by a year in Wisconsin playing for the Riverkings in the USPHL during which time he was selected for GB’s under-18 team but was unable to play due to the pandemic.
The GB team travels to Lithuania on December 6 for a four-day training camp before the tournament starts on December 11.