Para Ice Hockey
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey at age 10.
Why this sport?
"I'd always enjoyed watching hockey and playing mini sticks against my brothers and dad growing up. One night my dad was playing at Donnan Arena, a local rink in Edmonton [AB, Canada], and saw a para hockey programme on the ice. [He] came home ecstatic and signed me up. The following week I started and instantly fell in love with the sport."
Name of coach
Ken Babey [national], CAN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Memorable sporting achievement
Scoring his first international goal for Canada. (wheelchairsportsalberta.com, 06 Oct 2020)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Canadian Tire Para Hockey Cup Facebook page, 08 Dec 2018)
Hero / Idol
Canadian ice hockey player Connor McDavid. (albertasledge.com, 26 Aug 2017)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"It's hard to put yourself out there at first, but once you do and find something you love, all the memories and experiences along with friendships you'll have are so rewarding, as well as all the lessons it'll teach you if you choose to work hard at it." (wheelchairsportsalberta.com, 06 Oct 2020)
To win gold at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (wheelchairsportsalberta.com, 06 Oct 2020)
He was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus [cerebro-spinal fluid on the brain]. (albertasledge.com, 26 Aug 2017; vueweekly.com, 16 Feb 2012)