SPOKANE -- Spokane Chiefs rookie Liam Stewart has been cleared to play for the Great Britain National Program (Ice Hockey UK (IHUK)).
Stewart, the son of rock star Rod Stewart and model Rachel Hunter, was born in London and has a British passport, was raised in the United States and played for the Los Angeles Kings under-16 team last season, scoring 24 goals. He was listed by the Chiefs in September 2009 and has appeared in Spokane’s first two games of the regular season.
Stewart said, “I’m very proud to be cleared to play for the country that I was born in. I know my dad would be especially proud so it was exciting to hear that it was approved. It’s an honor, as I consider Great Britain to be one of my homes.”
Stewart will be eligible to play for Great Britain once the Spokane Chiefs season is over.