Danica McPhee

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Mississauga, ON, CAN
Occupation
Student
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-ice hockey in 2013.
Why this sport?
"When I was injured I found myself lacking cardio and with a lot of pent-up energy so I joined a few sports and sledge hockey stuck."
Club / Team
Mississauga Cruisers: Canada
Name of coach
Tara Chisholm [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

General interest

Impairment
She sustained a spinal cord injury in 2013 while on holiday in Cancun, Mexico. She lost most of the use of her legs after jumping off a 10-foot wall onto what she thought was sand, but was actually concrete. One year later she began to regain some use of her legs and was able to walk for the first time since the accident. (sudbury.com, 05 Jan 2014)