Romford pupils shine for South East Conference

PUBLISHED: 12:30 01 June 2017

The South East Conference squads face the camera at the Inter-Conference Tournament

The South East Conference squads face the camera at the Inter-Conference Tournament


Ice hockey youngsters sweep awards at annual event

Royal Liberty pupil Brad Windebank raised money for the Princess Trust charity by having his long hair cut Royal Liberty pupil Brad Windebank raised money for the Princess Trust charity by having his long hair cut

Young ice hockey players from Romford proved a cut above their rivals while on duty for the South East at the EIHA Inter-Conference tournament during the Bank Holiday weekend.

The event, now in its 23rd year, showcases the best young talent from all over the UK and, previously held in Hull, is now hosted by Ice Sheffield.

And Chafford pupil Tommy Huggett and Royal Liberty’s Ewan Hill were both named all stars in the under-15 category, after helping their side to the gold medal.

Hill also took the Most Valuable Player award, while fellow Liberty pupil Brad Windebank held firm in goal in the final as South East claimed a 2-1 win over Midlands, after Huggett’s eight-second opener, and new London Raiders coach Sean Easton and his staff took the coaching award for the same age group.

Windebank then had his 18-inch long hair cut by Easton and South East mentor coach Ben Pitchley, having raised over £1,000 for the Princess Trust charity, which supplies real hair wigs to young children who have lost theirs due to cancer or other illnesses.

There was more success for the South East to celebrate as their under-13s also won gold and had four players out of a possible six nominated for all star selections for their age group.

Former Romford Raiders defenceman Pitchley, father of current London Raiders forward JJ, said: “I think it’s the first gold medal we’ve won since 2007 and then we go and do it twice this year.

“All in all, two age-group wins, eight all-star selections, including two MVPs and two age-group coaching awards.

“It’s the most amount of all stars, MVPs and coaching awards since I’ve been involved. Plus Callum Burnett got invited to the GB under-18 trials for next season.”

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