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HENRY Tyrone
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Age25
Place of BirthWinnipeg, CAN
Height1.83 m
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in September 2011 with the Ottawa Falcons in Ontario, Canada.
Why this sport?
He had previously played ice hockey prior to his accident, Afterwards he met Canadian Para ice hockey player Marc Dorion, who became his mentor. He was also inspired after watching the sport at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. "I was immediately hooked from the get go. I wasn't sure if I could take part in it because I wasn't disabled at the time [after watching the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver]. I thought right away [after the car accident], I'm going to take up this sport, and I'm going to try and make that team that I saw just a few months ago."
Name of coach
Ken Babey [national], CAN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence
General Interest
Hobbies
Adapted water skiing, wheelchair racing, handcycling, alpine skiing, rowing. (ottawacommunitynews.com, 04 Feb 2016)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (stittsvillecentral.ca, 11 Feb 2018)
Hero / Idol
Canadian ice hockey player Sidney Crosby. (Hockey Canada YouTube channel, 09 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named Best Athlete for Para ice hockey at the 2015 Ottawa Sports Awards in Ontario, Canada. (ottawacommunitynews.com, 04 Feb 2016)
Famous relatives
He has father Andrew has served as director of the Women's Sledge Hockey of Canada association. (cbc.ca, 27 Jan 2018)
Impairment
He has paraplegia as the result of a car accident in September 2010. (ottawasun.com, 19 Jan 2013)
Other information
ADAPTING TO CHANGE
He played ice hockey prior to his injury and had a difficult time adapting to Para ice hockey at the beginning due to the difference in skating methods. "I was a pretty good backwards skater and you can't go backwards in sledge hockey. The angles are different. There are a lot more little details to position yourself. So much more fun to move, and lots of different things to work on you just solve puzzles. It's fun to play!" (stittsvillecentral.ca, 11 Feb 2018)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
2 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
1 2017 Team