Wexford’s Lee Chin is going trying out ice hockey with Canadian side in Vancouver

September 16, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

WEXFORD’S LEE CHIN is set to be the latest hurler to try out another sport as part of AIB’s ‘The Toughest Trade’ documentary series, with the 24-year-old to travel to Canada to play ice hockey with the Vancouver Canucks.

Lee Chin and Alex Auld set for a sporting swap.

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In return Alex Auld – a retired ice hockey player – is this week training with Faythe Harriers, Chin’s hurling club in Wexford Town.

Auld will also play next Sunday for the club in a challenge game against Wexford outfit St Martin’s.

Canadian native Auld spent 12 years as a professional player in the National Hockey League.

Lee Chin and Alex Auld neet ahead of AIB’s ‘The Toughest Trade’.

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It’s not the first time Chin has tried out another sport. He’s previously played for the Wexford senior footballers and at the end of last season played soccer for Wexford Youths in the SSE Airtricity League.

If he isn't helping the Wexford hurlers claim a first championship win over Cork in 60 years, Lee Chin is hitting the net for Wexford Youths in their Premier Division promotion/relegation playoff. After last night's crucial goal, Chin showed that he is the man for every Wexford sporting season. #wexfordyouths #leechin #soccer #wexford #gaa

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Chin will feature in the third series of ‘The Toughest Trade’ with Donegal’s Michael Murphy already confirmed as he has spent time with French Top 14 side Clermont-Auvergne.

#TheToughest Second day of training with @ASMOfficiel for @murphm95 @officialgaa @AIB_GAA in a winter conditions ❄️ at #Michelin Stadium 💪 pic.twitter.com/SAn6uUEKpV

— ASM Rugby (@ASMOfficiel) January 25, 2017

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In return Welsh rugby great Shane Williams traveled to Donegal to play for Murphy’s home club Glenswilly.

Magic debut by @ShaneWilliams11 who chipped in with 0-04 in difficult conditions #legend #TheToughest trade pic.twitter.com/xRpiri8iLp

— Glenswilly GAA (@GaaGlenswilly) January 12, 2017

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Previous participants include Kilkenny hurler Jackie Tyrrell, 2016 Tipperary All-Ireland winning captain Brendan Maher, Armagh’s Aaron Kernan and Mayo footballer Aidan O’Shea.

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The documentaries will air ahead of the AIB All-Ireland senior club finals on St Patrick’s Day, and will subsequently be available to view on the AIB You Tube channel.

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