Peggy Assinck

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Vancouver, BC, CAN
Occupation
Science Professional, Student
Languages
English
Higher education
Neurological Science, Physics

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She began playing ice sledge hockey at age 12.
Club / Team
BC Eagles: Surrey, BC, CAN
Name of coach
Tara Chisholm [national]
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
2007
Competing for
Canada
Opponent
United States of America

General interest

Hobbies
Supporting Canadian ice hockey team the Ottawa Senators. (vchri.ca, 19 Feb 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2014 International Women's Cup in Brampton, ON, Canada. (womenshockeylife.com, 28 May 2015)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Take chances, make mistakes, get messy." [Fictional character Miss Frizzle from the animated TV programme 'The Magic School Bus'] (Women's Sledge Hockey of Canada YouTube channel, 21 Oct 2014)
Awards and honours
She received the Individual Accessible City Award at the 2016 City of Vancouver Awards of Excellence in British Columbia, Canada. (straight.com, 08 Jul 2016)

In 2014 she received a Difference Maker Award from the Rich Hansen Foundation in recognition of her spinal cord injury research. (icord.org, 15 Sep 2014)
Famous relatives
She has competed in para-rowing at national level. She represented British Columbia at the 2016 National Rowing Championships in Burnaby, BC, Canada. (rowingcanada.org, 25 Sep 2016)
Impairment
She was born with spina bifida. (vchri.ca, 19 Feb 2015)
Other information
SCIENCE PROFESSIONAL
She has studied a PhD in neuroscience at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She also travelled with a team of researchers from the International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries [ICORD] to the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. The team carried out research on the autonomic functions of para-athletes with spinal cord injuries. (vchri.ca, 19 Feb 2015)