Ashley Goure

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Chatham, ON, CAN
Occupation
Coach, Student, Volunteer
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Administration - University of Windsor: Canada

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried the sport in 1998 at a demonstration in Sarnia, ON, Canada.
Why this sport?
"I just fell in love with it. It gives me a different sort of freedom."
Club / Team
Windsor Ice Bullets: Canada
Name of coach
Tara Chisholm [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

General interest

Most influential person in career
Canadian para-ice hockey players Brendan Blanchard and Derek Whitson. (Women's Sledge Hockey of Canada YouTube channel, 19 Oct 2014)
Awards and honours
She was named the 2015 Female Athlete with an Impairment of the Year at the Windsor Essex Sports Persons of the Year Awards in Ontario, Canada. (Canadian Women's Sledge Hockey Facebook page, 07 Oct 2016)
Impairment
She was born without tibia bones in both of her legs, which were amputated below the knee. (chathamvoice.com, 02 Sep 2014; womenshockeylife.com, 25 Apr 2016)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She coaches para-ice hockey at the Children's Treatment Centre of Chatham Kent in Ontario, Canada. She also volunteers as a boot camp instructor at the YMCA of Chatham-Kent. (Facebook profile, 16 Oct 2016)

OTHER STUDIES
She has studied health and fitness training at St. Clair College in Windsor, ON, Canada. (Facebook profile, 16 Oct 2016)