Basingstoke Bison youngster Hallam Wilson represents England at international tournament

Hallam Wilson in his England shirt.

Hallam Wilson in his England shirt.

First published in Sport by , Sports Reporter

BASINGSTOKE Bison junior forward Hallam Wilson was part of the England under-16 team that finished third at the Chris Verwijst ice hockey tournament in Tilburg, Holland.

As well as the hosts, Tilburg Trappers, the prestigious event included national teams from Belgium, Hungary and the Netherlands, as well as two German club sides – Grefrath Phoenix and Mannheim Jungadler – and an American team, Edge Prep.

In their pool games, England opened with a 4-4 draw against Hungary after they led 2-0 at the end of the first period.

The next game against Tilburg saw Wilson, from Hatch Warren, have a hand in the opening goal in their 4-2 victory as his shot came off the post and Oliver Simms netted the rebound.

England completed their pool games with a convincing 5-1 success over German side Grefrath Phoenix.

This meant the young Lions finished second in their group and faced eventual winners Edge Prep in the semi-finals, which they lost 5-1.

This set-up a rematch against Hungary to decide which team would finish third in the tournament.

After going a goal behind, Wilson assisted Simms to tie the game and from there England went on to win the match 4-2.

Wilson plays in Belgium for the South West Conference under-17s side in a tournament in Leuven this weekend.

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