A HEARTFELT congratulations has been paid to the youngsters who were selected as the southwest conference ice hockey team for 2019-2020.

Emma Crow, a representative of the Junior Bison team, said the players had worked exceptionally hard but due to the current circumstances, will not be able to enjoy their success.

She said: “Unfortunately our season has come to a premature but understandable early close. However, many of our players have had some significant achievements this year.

“Although due to the current conditions they will not be able to enjoy their success, we wanted to recognise and celebrate their hard work and achievements.

“All of the players have worked tirelessly over the season, attending late night training and trial sessions to represent their region in the conference tournament scheduled for May. We’d like to say a massive congratulations to you all, we are very proud of each of you.”

She added a special congratulations to Roman Cathcart who was picked to represent England at under 14’s level. Roman was invited to trial for the England team after impressing in the conference tournament of 2019.