Happy mix-up for Mid West-born hockey MVP Brayden King

Geraldton Guardian
Midwest born Brayden King (left) was the star at the under-21 hockey championships. He is pictured with Thundersticks teammate Josh Bowen.
Camera IconMidwest born Brayden King (left) was the star at the under-21 hockey championships. He is pictured with Thundersticks teammate Josh Bowen. Credit: Supplied

Mid West-born Brayden King was “pretty pleased” with how he played in the Australian under-21 hockey championships.

The WA captain was much happier two days after getting home from the competition in Lismore.

That’s when he received a phone call from Hockey Australia and was told there had been a mistake: he was the best player of the carnival.

“There was a mix-up in the award and I was told I was player of the tournament,” King, who’s in the refrigeration air-conditioning trade in Perth, said.

But wait, there was more good news for the Morawa-born King.

The 21-year-old has also been added to the Perth Thundersticks squad for the inaugural Hockey One championship, which starts in late September.

As for the under-21 titles, of which King led WA to a bronze medal, Hockey Australia had to make quite a few calls of correction in regard to awards for best player and the most goals.

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