Para Ice Hockey
Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Athlete, Security Guard
Czech, English, Slovak
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2006 in Zlin, Czech Republic.
Why this sport?
His friend from Znojmo, Czech Republic, encouraged him to try the sport.
Club / Team
SHK LAPP Zlin: Czech Republic
Name of coach
Tomas Sedlacek [club], CZE
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Mates (Athlete, 13 Jan 2019)
Boxing, wakeboarding, handcycling, swimming, tennis. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2019)
Hero / Idol
Canadian ice hockey goaltender Devan Dubnyk. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"What does not kill you makes you stronger." (proboxing.cz, 04 May 2016)
Awards and honours
He was named in the 2015/16 CSHL All-Star team in the Czech Republic. (denik.cz, 23 Mar 2016)
He has competed in Para boxing at national level in the Czech Republic. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2019; proboxing.cz, 30 Jan 2017)
His younger brother Ondrej Matousek has played ice hockey at junior level. (Athlete, 13 Jan 2019; eliteprospects.com, 2018)
He sustained spinal cord injuries after crashing his car in Cejkovice, Czech Republic. (denik.cz, 27 Mar 2014)