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07-13-2013, 08:07 PM
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NHL target Jackson Whistle could yet turn out for Great Britain.
GB Under-18s boss Mark Beggs is aware the Canada-born goalie qualifies for the Lions because he learnt to play in this country.
Whistle, 17, came through the junior ranks at Bracknell when his father Dave was coaching the Bees’ first team.
The Whistle family are now back in Canada, where Jackson plays for Western Hockey League Vancouver Giants. He is tipped to figure in next year’s NHL draft and Beggs would call on Whistle if the teenager was prepared to pledge his future to GB.
Dave Whistle said: “We are aware of the interest and it will be up to Jackson to decide his international future.”
Meanwhile, two-time coach of the year Dave – he took both Bracknell and Belfast to league titles – says he would jump at the chance of another spell coaching in Britain.
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