Oakhill hockey star could be Canada bound

Declan O'Kane (14), Jacob Parkes (15), Jacob Lutwyche (12), Millie Higham (12) and Jacob McHugh (12).
Declan O'Kane (14), Jacob Parkes (15), Jacob Lutwyche (12), Millie Higham (12) and Jacob McHugh (12).

Canada beckons for an Oakhil hockey star.

When it comes to the world of ice hockey, Canada has always been one of the premier countries.

Now Oakhill College student Jacob Lutwyche, from Year 7, has a real chance to don an England shirt and play for his country in Quebec, Canada early next year.

Jacob has had a successful season playing for Bradford Bulls Ice Hockey Team Under 12s and he represented North England Under 13s in a recent tournament in Hull.

Now he has been selected to trial for the England National Under 13 team which is set to be a challenging exercise.

It is three-day intensive camp at Sheffield Ice Arena in early July where 46 budding internationals will compete for the final squad of only 18.