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Jimmy Connelly

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
United States
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Criminology - The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey: United States

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began to play sledge hockey in 2002.
Why this sport?
He had tried para-athletics and basketball, but did not enjoy those much as there was not enough physical contact. "I like to hit people. You can't really do it in either of those sports."
Club / Team
Philadelphia Flyers: United States
Name of coach
Jeff Sauer [national]
Coach from which country?
United States
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

General interest

Hobbies
Hunting, fishing, off-roading, guitar, playing video games. (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida. (usahockey.com, 2011)
Other information
CARING FOR HIS MOTHER
He took time away from the sport in 2010/11 to care for his mother, who successfully battled cancer. (usahockey.com, 01 Dec 2012)

SUSPENSION
In 2009 he was suspended for three months as a result of testing positive for marijuana after a game against Canada. (usada.org, 28 Apr 2009)

YOUNGEST
He was the youngest player on the US 2006 Paralympic Winter Games squad. (usahockey.com, 2011)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 1
Mixed Group A 3
Mixed Group A 5
Mixed Semifinal 202
Mixed Gold Medal Match 101