Para Ice Hockey
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Partner Pamela, son Wesley
Industrial Design - Springboard Vocational Training Centre: Thetford Mines, QC, CAN
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2013 in Quebec City, QC, Canada.
Why this sport?
During his rehabilitation he was invited to take up the sport by Gaetan Bouchard, a member of the Canadian Armed Forces who had lost a leg while serving in Afghanistan.
Name of coach
Ken Babey [national], CAN
He has one or two training sessions a day, six days a week.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Fishing. (paralympic.org, 30 Apr 2019)
Hero / Idol
Canadian Para ice hockey players Dominic Larocque, Liam Hickey, and Tyler McGregor. (paralympic.org, 30 Apr 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Hockey has been a gigantic fraction of my rehabilitation, that is what stored me lively and mentally healthy." (journaltime.org, 08 Sep 2021)
To win gold at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (hockeycanada.ca, 11 Nov 2021)
In November 2012, while serving as a reservist in the Canadian Armed Forces, he was travelling on a bus with his regiment to attend a Remembrance Day ceremony when the vehicle skidded on the wet road surface. He was thrown through a window and his right leg was crushed. The limb has since been amputated above the knee. (appalaches.mag2000.ca, 01 Jul 2016; courrierfrontenac.qc.ca, 19 Apr 2016)