Alanna Mah

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Edmonton, AB, CAN
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, French

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing para-ice hockey at age nine.
Why this sport?
"I like how fast the game is, how physical it can get and how intense it is."
Club / Team
Edmonton Impact: Canada
Name of coach
Tara Chisholm [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

General interest

Hobbies
Photography. (Canadian Women's Sledge Hockey, 12 Oct 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Stay positive and never give up." (Women's Sledge Hockey of Canada YouTube channel, 21 Oct 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (gofundme.com, 08 Sep 2015)
Impairment
At six months old a form of cancer named neuroblastoma was found on her spinal cord. She overcame the cancer but the illness damaged her spinal cord, limiting the use of her legs. (gofundme.com, 08 Sep 2015)