Drew Kitchens, a seventh grade student at Winder's Russell Middle School, plays ice hockey for the Junior Thrashers travel team based in Duluth.
His coach, K.J. Voorhees, a professional hockey player, selected the players to compete in a tournament in Sweden. Kitchens is one of two players from Georgia selected for the trip and just one of 11 from the United States. The players are ages 13-14.