ICE HOCKEY: Austin's goals help Great Britain to silver in world tournament

Back in Toronto now to continue his studies

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 5:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 16th January 2020, 5:03 pm
Austin Mitchell-King with the silver trophy

Austin Mitchell-King, from Dunchurch, was part of the Great Britain U20s ice hockey team who have just returned from the IIHF World Championship Tournament (Division 2A) in Vilnius, Lithuania, with the silver medal.

Austin scored three goals and assisted two others in the five games. Great Britain won four, losing only to Japan, the top seeded team and the eventual gold medallists.

Austin, who is assisted by GLL through the Rugby Sports Awards, formerly played for Coventry Blaze Academy but now plays in Canada for The Hill Academy in Toronto.

As well as Japan (losing 6-3) GB played against the host team Lithuania (won 6-3), Romania (won 5-3), Spain (won 4-3 after shootout) and Serbia (won 5-2).

The tournament was played over seven days, with two rest days which enabled the players and supporters to see the sights of Vilnius and appreciate the history of a country which spent a major part of the 20th century under USSR and Nazi occupation.

Now Austin is back in Toronto to continue his studies and take end of semester exams later this month.