Geneva Coulter

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency

Further personal information

Residence
Canada
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
English

Sport specific information

Why this sport?
"I started out doing sit-ski. Through the involvement of other people, I started playing ice sledge hockey. When I started, an influence was my teammate Tanner [Fandrey]. He started playing with the PSA Blades out of Edmonton. He was always talking to me and encouraging me. He was a role model."
Club / Team
Edmonton Impact: Canada
Name of coach
Tara Chisholm [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

General interest

Most influential person in career
Her mother Janice and coach Tara Chisholm. (womenshockeylife.com, 14 Sep 2015; leducrep.com, 03 Jun 2016)
Hero / Idol
Canadian para-ice hockey players Adam Dixon and Ray Grassi. (Women's Sledge Hockey of Canada YouTube channel, 19 Oct 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Every pro was first an amateur." (Women's Sledge Hockey of Canada YouTube channel, 19 Oct 2014)
Awards and honours
She received an Up and Coming Scholarship Award from the Sarah Burke Foundation. The award is given to young promising athletes. (womenshockeylife.com, 14 Sep 2015)
Impairment
During her childhood she had Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, a bone condition that occurs when there is a disruption in blood flow to the ball of the hip, which causes the bone to stop growing. (womenshockeylife.com, 14 Sep 2015)
Other information
COACHING
She coaches the Edmonton PSA Blades para-ice hockey team in Alberta, Canada. (leducrep.com, 03 Jun 2016)