22 Jul 2019

Teen ice hockey sensation heads to Canada on scholarship

From Checkpoint, 6:25 pm on 22 July 2019

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: