A 13-year-old Christchurch high school student has scored a scholarship to take his ice hockey talents overseas.
Jacob Carey is a standout player in the sport -- but professional opportunities in New Zealand are still limited.
Now he's preparing to travel to Canada for an opportunity of a lifetime.
Checkpoint's sport-challenged South Island reporter Logan Church and videographer Simon Rogers went down to the local ice rink to meet him.
Watch the video report here: