A TEENAGE Troon ice hockey ace is celebrating major medal success.

Jordan Buesa (17), an apprentice professional with Braehead Clan, was in the GB Team who lined up in the Under-20 World Championships in Dumfries last month.

The event saw the hosts do battle with Romania, Netherlands, Japan, Estonia and South Korea.

Jordan said: "We easily won the first three games, against Romania, Estonia and the Netherlands, where was voted man-of-the-match. We then lost to Korea in a shootout. We played in the gold medal match against Japan and lost that and because Korea beat us they got silver and we got bronze."

The Clan forward enjoyed the experience and added: "It was on TV as well so that was good exposure. Playing in my home country was special as well, All in all all it was a good experience, although the main goal was to get gold to allow GB to play in a higher division but I will still take a medal. I played well and got two goals and four assists and won a player-of-the-match award against the Netherlands. Playing for Clan has improved me a lot."

Jordan is now heading to Estonia in March for the Under-18 World Championships.

He said: "We are the fifth seed in the event since we were fifth in the event last year, but hopefully we can win a gold medal and clinch promotion to a higher group. It would be nice to win it in my own age group."

The teenager, who first picked up a hockey stick aged two, is also in the frame for the national senior team.

He said: "It's possible I might have an opportunity to play in a challenge match for Team GB against Lithuania in April. Also I hope to play in the Scotland v England 19s match in May in Sheffield."

Added Jordan: "We have a new coach and it's all new this year. There are just five British player and I have played most of the games this season and three with Solway Sharks (he has a two-way contract with Sharks). There aren't many British players in the Elite League so it's good to be part of it. There are high standards in the league. Every year it is picking up and there's a high calibre of players.

"We want to finish in the top eight in the 12-team league to clinch a playoff spot. Everyone wants to be involved in the finals weekend. Clan have only been there once. The captain Ville Hamalainen has been very helpful, along with the vice-captain and assistant coach Brendan Brooks."