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MISIEWICZ Joshua
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age30
Place of BirthBerwyn, IL, USA
Height1.78 m
Weight 79 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Chicago, IL, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Veteran
Languages
English
Higher education
Liberal Studies - College of DuPage: Glen Ellyn, IL, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He was introduced to Para ice hockey in 2012 at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Washington DC, United States of America.
Why this sport?
He had played able-bodied ice hockey before his accident. "My first thought [after the accident] was, 'I'll never play hockey again'. Then I found out about sled hockey. Ever since, it's been awesome to be back on the ice playing the sport I love."
Club / Team
Chicago Blackhawks: United States
Name of coach
Guy Gosselin [national], USA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2015
Competing for
United States
Tournament
World Championships
Location
Buffalo, NY, USA
General Interest
Nicknames
Josh (teamusa.org, 20 Oct 2014)
Hobbies
Going to the gun range. (usahockey.com, 06 Feb 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2015 World Championships in Buffalo, NY, United States of America. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
Canadian ice hockey player Bob Probert. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Other sports
He played able-bodied ice hockey at university level in the United States of America. (usahockey.com, 06 Feb 2015)
Impairment
In 2011 he was serving with the US Marine Corps in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when he stepped on an improvised explosive device [IED] while on patrol. He lost both of his legs as a result of his injuries. (teamusa.org, 20 Oct 2014; chicagotribune.com, 17 Dec 2011)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
He has also studied at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in Winona, MN, United States of America. (saintmaryssports.com, 27 Apr 2012)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
1 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
1 2015 Team