Teenager rolls his way to LA for GB and AAU Olympics

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Teenager rolls his way to LA for GB and AAU Olympics

Luke Clark aged 14 who attends the Voyager School in Peterborough is rolling his way to Los Angeles USA for GB.

Luke who plays ice hockey for the Peterborough Phantoms under 15’s team was the netminder who back stopped the team to the national finals winning it for the 1st time in the club’s history but this season Luke also took up the sport of roller hockey playing for a team in Bisley near Guildford again as a netminder.

Luke played in the under 14’s team and under 16’s team for Bisley and managed to win every game this season with a clean 100% record in both age groups, this then lead to Luke being invited to a GB trial in Rotherham.

After 4 trials Luke was selected to represent GB in Inline Puck Hockey and will be jetting off to Los Angeles in the USA to take on the world’s best players at the AAU Junior Olympics.

Flying out on 7th July Luke will be in LA for 2 tournaments first against countries such as USA, Canada and Ecuador before competing in the 2nd tournament against teams from the NHL such as Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks and New York Rangers.

This will be a massive test for Luke who has been playing ice hockey since the age of 6 for Peterborough Phantoms and to play against and face shots from these teams will be a real test.

Luke commented “I can’t wait to fly out to LA and play against these countries and teams, I try to push myself in every practice and games to become a better netminder but facing these players will be something else and something I am really looking forward to, it will be a real test of my ability to face their shots and movement on the roller rink”.

Luke will be supported by his father Toby Clark in LA, Toby was the manager of the Phantoms Team this season and said “Luke has had such an excellent season in both ice hockey and roller hockey making the national finals in every team he has played for.

This trip will be tough for him in the heat but I know he will take on the challenge and it will be a proud moment for me to see my son Luke in his GB shirt playing against the world’s best”.

Peterborough Phantoms Ice Hockey are also very proud of Luke and have wished him well with lots of good luck and look forward to seeing him back ready for another season of ice hockey after his roller hockey tournaments.

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