ICE HOCKEY - Vixens stars earn silverware with Great Britain - The Solihull Observer

ICE HOCKEY - Vixens stars earn silverware with Great Britain

Solihull Editorial 8th Jul, 2022 Updated: 8th Jul, 2022   0

SOLIHULL Vixens stars earned more silverware with Great Britain as the ice hockey season draws to a close.

Vixens had five players in the squad that helped Britain win Senior Women’s Gold at the recent world championship in Spain with three more Solihull players earning national recognition.

Chamonix Jackson was honoured with the captaincy of the GB under-18’s squad and led her team to a silver medal at the Division Two World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey last week.

Britain eased to 6-0 wins against both Mexico and hosts Turkey before defeating Netherlands 2-1 with Jackson grabbing three goals.

However, they were beaten 3-1 by Spain in the gold-medal match, despite Jackson finding the net, to come away with silver as their opponents clinched promotion to Division One.

And Vixens pair Scarlett Richardson and Faith Laverty were both selected to play for GB’s under-16 team, having used the Senior Women’s tournament in Bristol as their showpiece.

The duo played above and beyond their age to help Britain win gold as Richardson recorded an impressive five shutouts, including one in the semi-final before making six penalty saves in the shootout, whilst Laverty netted one goal.

The club are extremely proud to have had so many players involved in an amazing year for Britain on the international ice hockey stage.

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