Success for Three Junior Sharks’ with Call to Play for Scotland – Ice Hockey

Three players from the Junior Solway Sharks are delighted to have been selected to play for Scotland at the National Conference Tournament, being held in Sheffield in May.


The boys will play in a series of games over the weekend in Sheffield, and are all proud to have been chosen from players across the whole of Scotland. The players are delighted that their efforts over a series of stringent trails and training games have paid off, and are thrilled to have been successful.


Representing Scotland at the under 15s age group is Liam Stenton, while both Lewis Houston and Kieran Hair will be playing for the Scotland Under 17s team. The players are all looking forward to playing for their country, and are hoping to get plenty of ice time with their teams as they will play numerous games over the weekend tournament.


Club Chair Justine McCuiag said, “Everyone at the club is extremely proud of all of these players.  They all train hard and play well for their club, and have competed against the best players in the country to earn their place in the Scotland squads.  They all show great skill and dedication to the sport, training with the national squad in addition to training and playing with the Junior Sharks, and they all deserve to be very proud of themselves.  For a small club we have done well to have so many players involved in the National set-up, and I am sure they will all give it 100% in all their games.  Every one of them is proud to pull on the national team shirt.”


Junior Sharks coach Jamie Kerr said, “It’s always great to have some of our players picked for their respective Scottish National teams.  Kieran and Lewis will both play big parts in the u17 team.  Lewis’ dynamic play will ask a lot of questions of the other conference teams in attendance at Sheffield, and Kieran is a natural leader that does a lot of the ground work in a shift that can go unnoticed, whilst also providing frequent points. Kieran has recently been rewarded with some games with the senior Sharks team since turning 16, and has acquitted himself well there too.
Liam will be the leader from the back in the Scotland u15s team, regardless of being named in captaincy team or not.  He will control issues at the back and on the blue line with his presence. Given his offensive awareness, he’ll likely add a few points from back there too.
The club are immensely proud of the lads and hope they lead the Scottish National Programme to some enjoyable successes over that weekend.  They are all products of the player pathway at Dumfries Ice Bowl, and are proof that hard work and dedication can get you to the top.”


Anyone interested in playing ice hockey should contact Dumfries Ice Bowl on 01387 251300 for details of the Learn to Play programme.




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