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Daniel McCoy

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Languages
English
Higher education
Communications - University of Pittsburgh: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He was introduced to Para ice hockey at age five.
Why this sport?
He wanted to compete for United States of America at the Paralympic Winter Games. He was also inspired by his brother who played ice hockey.
Name of coach
Guy Gosselin [national], USA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
United States
Opponent
Canada
Location
Toronto, ON, CAN

General interest

Nicknames
Dan (usahockey.com, 02 Feb 2014)
Hobbies
Handcycling, adaptive kayaking, playing the drums and guitar, deep sea fishing, playing computer games. (wanderingeducators.com, 10 Oct 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals at two world championships and the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (wanderingeducators.com, 10 Oct 2015)
Most influential person in career
His father, and older brother Andrew. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Hero / Idol
Canadian ice hockey player Sidney Crosby. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"My only limitations are those I impose on myself." (wanderingeducators.com, 10 Oct 2015)
Awards and honours
He was named 2011 Rookie of the Year of the United States of America Para ice hockey team. (teamusa.org, 13 Feb 2014)
Famous relatives
His older brother Andrew has played ice hockey at university level in United States of America, and his father Mark has been an assistant coach of the Pittsburgh Mighty Penguins Para ice hockey team. (cmu.edu, 16 Jan 2013; foxchapelpt.com, 06 Jun 2011)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, a medical condition in which fluid accumulates on the brain. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2014-03-08 1
Mixed Group B 2014-03-09 3
Mixed Group B 2014-03-11 6
Mixed Group B - Standings 2014-03-11 2
Mixed Semifinal 2014-03-13 202
Mixed Gold Medal Match 2014-03-15 101