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James Dunn

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Wallacetown, ON, CAN
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing ice hockey at age six prior to his impairment. He took up Para ice hockey in 2013.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by Canadian Para ice hockey player Tyler McGregor. Having previously played ice hockey, he was eager to return to the ice. "As soon as the doctors told me the diagnosis, my original question was will I ever be able to play hockey again? Sledge hockey has gave me so many opportunities, and experiences. I have met so many people and made so many new friends, and learnt so much from the older guys on the national team."
Name of coach
Ken Babey [national], CAN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

General interest

Most influential person in career
Canadian Para ice hockey player Tyler McGregor. (thechronicle-online.com, 21 Jan 2016)
Hero / Idol
Canadian ice hockey player Jason Spezza. (tsn.ca, 28 Oct 2015)
Injuries
He missed all of the knockout stage matches at the 2021 World Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic, after sustaining an injury in the final group match. (cbc.ca, 22 Jun 2021)
Milestones
At age 17 he was the youngest member of the Canada Para ice hockey squad that competed at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (SportsDeskOnline, 09 Dec 2021; stthomastimesjournal.com, 20 Feb 2018)
Impairment
In December 2011 he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma [bone cancer] in his right leg. In February 2012 he underwent rotationplasty surgery, where the leg is removed, rotated and the ankle reattached to form a knee joint. (tsn.ca, 28 Oct 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-10 2
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 Semifinal 2018-03-15 1
Mixed Tournament Gold Medal Match 2018-03-18 1