two Para ice hockey players contest the puck

Adam Dixon

Para Ice Hockey

Adam Dixon joined the Canadian national team in the 2006-07 season and has since been important in breaking the puck out of Canada’s own zone, as well as providing veteran leadership. The two-time Paralympic medallist helped Canada reach the final against USA at the 2018 Games, where his side lost in a heartbreaking overtime battle.

At the 2017 World Para Ice Hockey Championships in Gangneung, South Korea; Dixon recorded four goals and 14 assists, and was awarded the Best Defenceman, as Canada won.

He was Canada’s top scorer with four goals at Sochi 2014.

Dixon was diagnosed with bone cancer in his right leg when he was 10 years old. Despite his young age, he was involved in high-level hockey, and the transition to just automatically stop playing the game that he loved was difficult.

Once recovered, Dixon tried playing goalie in stand-up hockey but realised it was not going to work out. A family friend had suggested Para ice hockey while he was still recovering from cancer, and at age 11, he made the switch to the sledge and has developed into one of the game’s top defencemen who can also score from the back-end and create opportunities for his teammates.


Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 1
Mixed Group B 4
Mixed Group B 5
Mixed Semifinal 201
Mixed Bronze Medal Match 102
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 2014-03-08 2
Mixed Group A 2014-03-09 4
Mixed Group A 2014-03-11 6
Mixed Group A - Standings 2014-03-11 1
Mixed Semifinal 2014-03-13 202
Mixed Bronze Medal Match 2014-03-15 102
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-10 2
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-11 3
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-12 4
Mixed Tournament Group A - Standings 2018-03-13 1
Mixed Tournament Semifinal 2018-03-15 1
Mixed Tournament Gold Medal Match 2018-03-18 1
Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Open Group A 2022-03-05 1
Open Group A 2022-03-08 3
Open Group A - Standings 2022-03-08 2
Open Semifinal 2022-03-11 1
Open Gold Medal Match 2022-03-13 1