Para Ice Hockey
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Monkton, ON, CAN
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2003 in Hensall, ON, Canada.
Why this sport?
A friend from the church he attended introduced him to the sport. "Growing up in the town I grew up in, hockey was a big part of everything so my parents just kind of dedicated themselves to finding a sport that I could play. I made it my goal that I would be the best at sledge hockey one day."
Name of coach
Ken Babey [national], CAN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (player.fm, 27 Aug 2018)
Most influential person in career
His family, and coach Todd Sargeant. (MWO Sports, 03 Jul 2021)
Hero / Idol
Canadian Para ice hockey player Brad Bowden, Canadian ice hockey player Jordan Eberle. (stratfordbeaconherald.com, 24 Feb 2017; Hockey Canada YouTube channel, 15 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up and keep on keeping on, whatever you want to do - you know, follow your dream. Find your passion and don't give up on it." (niagara-news.com, 16 Feb 2018)
He was diagnosed with neuroblastoma [a type of cancer] in his spinal cord at age two. The condition damaged his nervous system, resulting in him having a loss of feeling in his legs. (mitchelladvocate.com, 07 Apr 2015; niagara-news.com, 16 Feb 2018)
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|Mixed Tournament||Group A||2018-03-11||3|
|Mixed Tournament||Group A||2018-03-12||4|
|Mixed Tournament||Group A - Standings||2018-03-13||1|
|Mixed Tournament||Gold Medal Match||2018-03-18||1|