Student lands spot on Australia National Hockey Team
It wasn’t too long ago that grade 9 new boy and boarder, Arthur Wang, picked up a hockey stick. Now the academic high-flyer is on the ice for the Australian National Youth Hockey team.
Late last week, Arthur received a letter from Head Coach Steve Laforet congratulating him on being selected to compete with the team at the IIHF U18 Division IIB World Championships in Novi Sad, Serbia on March 13-19, 2017.
Coach Laforet approached Arthur after seeing him play in the semi-finals of the National Tournament with The New South Wales (NSQ) state hockey team.
“I was thrilled and surprised to be chosen,” said the 14-year-old defenseman, who also participates in debating and the Wind Ensemble at SAC. “Originally I thought I was being invited only to their training/development camp; instead, I was offered a spot on the national team.”
Arthur is looking forward to playing in a world-class championship tournament, and we wish him the best of luck!