An up and coming ice hockey player from Fife has been selected for Great Britain.
Locally trained Jordan Crowe (18) has been picked for the under 18 side that will compete at next week’s World Championships, which begin at Dumfries Ice Bowl on Monday.
The 6ft 4in defenceman started playing ice hockey at the age of nine, enjoying many successful years in Kirkcaldy Ice Hockey Club’s junior development programme before joining Solway Sharks to play in the English National League for one season.
In a bid to further his career, Jordan then moved to Canada where he currently attends the Ontario Hockey Academy and plays in the Ontario East Minor Hockey League AAA.
First spotted by GB coaches when playing for Scotland at the Hull Conference tournament, he joined the GB programme as a prospect aged 15.
Jordan was selected last year for the World Championships in Estonia and is delighted to have been picked again for this year’s team.
“We are going to be up against some high skilled teams, so we need to be at our very best to achieve our goal of winning the gold medal,” he explained.
Playing against Croatia, Korea. Lithuania, Romania and The Netherlands, Jordan feels that the hosts should benefit from a large home crowd.
“Playing on home ice will be great for us,” he added. “I know people from all over are coming to support us, so hopefully that extra boost can spur us on to victory.”