Hanna Hughes

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Rochester, MN, USA
Communications Professional, Development Officer
Higher education
Communications, Psychology - University of Minnesota Duluth: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing para-ice hockey in 2012.
Why this sport?
"When I went up to college at the University of Minnesota Duluth, on the second day of school I met a kid, he rolled up to me in his wheelchair and asked me if I ever thought about playing hockey. I told him well yeah, when I had two legs. I thought he was joking. When my world was opened up to sled hockey, everything changed. I was instantly hooked on the sport and I could not get enough of it."
Club / Team
Minnesota Wild [USA] / Rochester Mustangs [USA]:
Name of coach
Lee Costley [Minnesota Wild]; Ken Klee [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

General interest

To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (kttc.com, 12 Jul 2016)
She was diagnosed with bone cancer in her right hip in 2010. She had to have her right leg, hip and half of her pelvis amputated and undergo 27 sessions of chemotherapy to get rid of the cancer. (minnesotahockey.org, 28 Jan 2015; kttc.com, 12 Jul 2016)
Other information
She serves as a Minnesota state leadership board member for the American Cancer Society, and is also president of the University of Minnesota Duluth Colleges Against Cancer organisation. (LinkedIn profile, 2016)