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Joshua Misiewicz

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Nashville, TN, USA
Athlete, Veteran
Higher education
Liberal Studies - College of DuPage: Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He was introduced to Para ice hockey in 2012 at the Walter Reed Military Hospital in Washington DC, United States of America.
Why this sport?
He had played able-bodied ice hockey before his accident. "My first thought [after the accident] was, 'I'll never play hockey again'. Then I found out about sled hockey. Ever since, it's been awesome to be back on the ice playing the sport I love."
Club / Team
USA Warriors [USA] / Nashville Sled Preds [USA]:
Name of coach
David Hoff [national], USA
Training Regime
He trains for 20 hours a week.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

International debut

Competing for
United States
World Championships
Buffalo, NY, USA

General interest

Going to the shooting range. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Most influential person in career
His father. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Hero / Idol
Canadian ice hockey player Bob Probert. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He always puts his pads on in the same way. (Athlete, 02 Mar 2022)
Other sports
He played able-bodied ice hockey for Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in the United States of America. (, 05 Mar 2022)
In 2011 he was serving with the US Marine Corps in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, when he stepped on an improvised explosive device [IED] while on patrol. He lost both of his legs as a result of his injuries. (, 20 Oct 2014;, 17 Dec 2011)
Other information
He has also studied at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in Winona, MN, United States of America. (, 27 Apr 2012)


Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-11 2
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-12 4
Mixed Tournament Group B 2018-03-13 5
Mixed Tournament Group B - Standings 2018-03-13 1
Mixed Tournament Semifinal 2018-03-15 2
Mixed Tournament Gold Medal Match 2018-03-18 1