The hockey stick and the gladrags! Rod Stewart's son Liam selected for Great British ice hockey team

Liam Stewart, the son of rock star Rod Stewart, has been cleared to play ice hockey for Great Britain.

The 17-year-old was born in London but brought up in America and is currently playing for Spokane Chiefs in the Western Hockey League.

Stewart, who scored 24 goals for the LA Kings Under 16s last season, is now eligble for the Great Britain Under 18s squad for the World Championships in Holland next March after receiving clearance from the International Ice Hockey Federation.

Hot Rod: Liam Stewart is now eligible to play ice hockey for Great Britain

Hot Rod: Liam Stewart is now eligible to play ice hockey for Great Britain

He said: 'I'm very proud to be cleared to play for the country I was born in. I know my dad would be especially proud so it was exciting to hear it was approved. It's an honour as I consider Great Britain to be one of my homes.'

Under 18s head coach Mark Beggs said: 'It's great news we have been able to secure the approval from the IIHF that makes Liam eligible for Great Britain.

Do ya think I'm sexy? Dad Rod has proved himself a useful sportsman himself

Do ya think I'm sexy? Dad Rod has proved himself a useful sportsman himself

'As head coach you need to be aware of every single player who can play for the country and do in-depth scouting and request feedback to make sure they fit within the team.'

Ice Hockey UK chairman Eamon Convery also welcomed the news and said: 'We have worked very hard to make this happen and IHUK secretary Andy French has been in contact with the IIHF for months.

'Liam Stewart is a talented player and we are thrilled to have him available for GB selection. Being Rod Stewart's son will no doubt mean huge interest in his career but I am sure Liam is keen to carve a path of his own.'


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