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Kevin McKee

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Family
Wife Erica
Residence
Davenport, IA, USA
Languages
English
Higher education
Business Management - Wilbur Wright College: Chicago, IL, USA

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2000 with the Quad City Sled Hockey Association in Davenport, IA, United States of America.
Why this sport?
"I was looking for sports for disabled people and my mother found a flyer. I always watched hockey so I fell in love with it straight away."
Club / Team
Chicago Blackhawks: United States
Name of coach
David Hoff [national], USA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

International debut

Year
2010
Competing for
United States

General interest

Hobbies
Playing computer games, watching NHL matches, skiing. (usahockey.com, 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
US ice hockey coach Jeff Sauer. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US ice hockey player Patrick Kane. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
In 2018 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Excellence for North Scott High School in Eldridge, IA, United States of America. (kwqc.com, 31 Aug 2018)
Other sports
He played wheelchair basketball for Wilbur Wright College in Chicago, IL, United States of America. (teamusa.org, 13 Feb 2014)
Famous relatives
His wife Erica McKee [nee Mitchell] has captained the US women's national Para ice hockey team. (paralympic.org, 07 Oct 2021; Facebook profile, 14 Sep 2017; Erica Mitchell Twitter profile, 10 Sep 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (kwqc.com, 31 Aug 2018)
Impairment
He was born with sacral agenesis, a congenital condition that means the spine does not fully develop. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 2014-03-08 1
Mixed Group B 2014-03-09 3
Mixed Group B 2014-03-11 6
Mixed Group B - Standings 2014-03-11 2
Mixed Semifinal 2014-03-13 202
Mixed Gold Medal Match 2014-03-15 101
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