Team GB International forward Liam Stewart has announced he will take a break from ice hockey to continue his recovery from an injury which ended his season early.
In a post on his Twitter account, the 23 year old confirmed that he would be taking the rest of the year off but will continue to train and recover with the hope of returning to the professional game next year.
Stewart was injured when he suffered a serious concussion whilst playing for the Guildford Flames halfway through the last campaign. It was announced through the Flames website that he would fly back to US to aid his recovery, effectively ending his season.
The London born forward has played in 84 games in the Elite League, scoring 21 goals and assisting in 22 others for 43 points, as well as 6 points in 16 Challenge Cup games that took in spells with the Coventry Blaze and most recently the Guildford Flames. His speed and strong work ethic quickly made him a fans favorite at both teams. He was also a key player in Pete Russell’s GB team which won gold in the World Championship Division 1B in 2017.
Prior to his time in the UK, Stewart played in the ECHL for the Alaska Aces.
Everyone at Chasing The Puck sends our very best wishes to Liam Stewart. We wish him a speedy recovery and hope he’s back in the Elite League soon!