Mackenzie Spong

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Cerebral Palsy
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
London, ON, CAN
Occupation
Student

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She first tried para-ice hockey at a 'try it' session held by the London Blizzard club in Ontario, Canada.
Why this sport?
In her second year of primary school she was encouraged to try the sport by an educational assistant.
Club / Team
London Blizzard: Canada
Name of coach
Tara Chisholm [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Canada
Opponent
United States of America
Tournament
Exhibition Match
Location
Brampton, ON, CAN

General interest

Hobbies
Horse riding, football. (Canadian Women's Sledge Hockey Facebook page, 03 Oct 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Joining the Canadian national team in 2015. (womenshockeylife.com, 18 Sep 2015)
Most influential person in career
Her mother, and Canadian ice hockey player Jessie Gregory. (womenshockeylife.com, 18 Sep 2015)
Ambitions
To help promote women's para-ice hockey so that it will be added to Paralympic programme for the 2022 Games in Beijing. (gofundme.com, 10 Oct 2016)
Impairment
She was born with cerebral palsy. (gofundme.com, 10 Oct 2016)