Jessie Gregory

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
Wife Candice
Residence
Wainfleet, ON, CAN
Occupation
Athlete, Business Owner, Personal Trainer
Languages
English
Higher education
Policing - Fanshawe College: London, ON, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up para-ice hockey in 2011 at the Brant County Crushers club in Brantford, ON, Canada. She played ice hockey for 14 years before her accident.
Why this sport?
She saw the sport being played at the same arena where her cousin played ice hockey, and wanted to try it.
Club / Team
Niagara Thunderblades: Canada
Name of coach
Tara Chisholm [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goaltender

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Canada
Location
Voorhees, NJ, USA

General interest

Hero / Idol
Canadian para-ice hockey players Paul Rosen and Benoit St-Amand. (Women's Sledge Hockey of Canada YouTube channel, 06 Nov 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Live one day at a time." (Women's Sledge Hockey of Canada YouTube channel, 06 Nov 2014)
Awards and honours
She took part in the torch relay ahead of the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto, ON, Canada. Her leg of the relay took place in Brantford, ON, Canada. (jessiegregory84.wixsite.com, 2016)

In 2012 she received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. (jessiegregory84.wixsite.com, 2016)
Other sports
She has played wheelchair basketball for the Burlington Vipers in Ontario, Canada. (jessiegregory84.wixsite.com, 2016; womenshockeylife.com, 18 Nov 2014)
Impairment
She injured her spinal cord in a hit-and-run incident in 2008. While working for a security company she was responding to an alarm at a high school when she was hit by a car, resulting in permanent damage to her legs. (womenshockeylife.com, 18 Nov 2014)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as a fitness coach at the Niagara Centre YMCA in Welland, ON, Canada. (Facebook profile, 20 Nov 2016)

OTHER STUDIES
She has studied health, welfare and fitness at Mohawk College in Hamilton, ON, Canada. (Facebook profile, 20 Nov 2016)