Paul Rosen

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Three children

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began ice sledge hockey in 2000 for the Markham Islanders in Ontario, Canada.
Why this sport?
He was playing ice hockey when his injury happened and he wanted to continue playing after his amputation.
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

General interest

Awards and honours
He received a Diamond Jubilee Medal, awarded to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians, from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Lieutenant Governor of Ontario David Onley. (, 12 Jan 2013)

At 41, he became the oldest Paralympic Winter Games ice sledge hockey debutant when he represented Canada at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City. (, 07 Sep 2010;, 2011)
Other sports
He represented Canada in sitting volleyball at the 2007 Para-Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
He broke his leg in 14 places during an ice hockey match. After 23 operations, his leg became infected and he required an above-knee amputation. (, 2011)
Other information
He retired from the sport in September 2010. (, 07 Sept 2010)

He coached Canada's ice hockey team for players with amputations to world championship gold medals in 2003 and 2004. (, 2011)

He has worked as a spokesperson for 'Shoot for a Cure', an organisation that offers help and resources to people with spinal cord injuries. (, 2011)


Unit Date Rank
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Preliminary 3
Men's Tournament Bronze Medal Match 1
Men's Tournament Preliminary 14
Men's Tournament Preliminary 13
Men's Tournament Preliminary 10
Men's Tournament Preliminary 7
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Semifinal 201
Mixed Group B 5
Mixed Group B 4
Mixed Group B 1
Mixed Bronze Medal Match 102
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Gold Medal Match 101
Men's Tournament Semifinal 202
Men's Tournament Group A 5
Men's Tournament Group A 4
Men's Tournament Group A 1