It doesn’t matter if you’ve sold more than 100 million records worldwide, or you’ve been knighted, or you’ve got the greatest hair on planet earth—that’s fact, not opinion—when your kid scores a goal all you are is a proud hockey parent.
Music icon Rod Stewart took to Instagram after his son, Liam Stewart, scored his first international goal while representing Great Britain at the Division 1 Group B IIHF World Championship tournament in Belfast, Northern Ireland earlier this week.
“Great Britain thrash Estonia 5-1 in Belfast, with my boy Liam @discostew94 scoring his first International goal!! It brought a tear to my eye, so proud!!” Stewart wrote on his page with an accompanying video of the singer reacting to a highlight pack featuring BBC’s Tim Hague.
Great Britain thrash Estonia 5-1 in Belfast, with my boy Liam @discostew94 scoring his first International goal!! It brought a tear to my eye, so proud!!
11.6k Likes, 603 Comments – Sir Rod Stewart (@sirrodstewart) on Instagram: “Great Britain thrash Estonia 5-1 in Belfast, with my boy Liam @discostew94 scoring his first…”
In addition to his famous father, Liam’s mother happens to be model Rachel Hunter. She was in the crowd watching her son.
I just so happened to be filming . Go GB @TeamGBicehockey @DiscoStew94 @nicoleartukovic https://t.co/axw6GCcXB3
Liam had 57 goals, 75 assists for 132 points in 251 games over four seasons with the Spokane Chiefs in the Western Hockey League. In 2015-16 he spent 13 games with the ECHL’s Alaska Aces and spent this past season with the Coventry Blaze in the U.K.’s Elite Ice Hockey League.
“There’s a little bit of a difference in international play,” the 22-year-old said. “It’s not as physical in these tournaments, in the Elite League it’s certainly a bit rougher. In the end, you have to adjust and keep playing your game.”
Great Britain improved to 3-0 in the tournament by beating Lithuania on Wednesday giving them reason to believe they can go far.
“It looks like the competition here will go down to the wire, but as a kid those are the kind of games you dream of playing, those big games for medals at the end of a tournament,” Liam added.
Great Britain closes out the round robin with games against 0-3 Netherlands Friday and 3-0 Japan Saturday.