The trip got off to a successful start on Wednesday when the U13 team played an Exhibition game against AA side Colorado Avalanche at the shopping hall rink.

Straight from the face off England put pressure on the AA team and after 14 seconds Aren Francis scored with an assist to Juha Lindgren. Despite opportunities at both end the score remained 1-0 at end of first.

Colorado kept pushing for an equaliser and it came following some bad defensive play from England early in the second period. However England didn’t let their heads drop and regained the lead just over a minute later with an unassisted  goal from Alex Graham. England then kept piling on the resume and shortly before the end of the the period a second unassisted goal from Alex Graham  made it 3-1 to England at the end of the second.

Both teams fought hard during the third but no more goals came meaning a great 3-1 victory for England

Rory Gavin 

England u13 Manager