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Rob Armstrong

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Languages
English
Higher education
Law - Carleton University: Ottawa, ON, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2006 with the Mississauga Cruisers in Ontario, Canada.
Why this sport?
"I loved the atmosphere, I loved being in a sport again. I never looked back."
Name of coach
Ken Babey [national], CAN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward

International debut

Year
2015
Competing for
Canada
Location
Turin, ITA

General interest

Nicknames
Robbie (Facebook profile, 01 Jan 2018)
Injuries
He missed all of the knockout stage matches at the 2021 World Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic, after sustaining an injury in the final group match. (cbc.ca, 22 Jun 2021)
Ambitions
To win gold at the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. (paralympic.org, 04 Feb 2019)
Impairment
His spinal cord injury is the result of a virus he contracted at age six. (NPC Media Guide, 2018)
Other information
PYEONGCHANG DISAPPOINTMENT
He had the chance to give Canada a two-goal advantage in the gold medal match at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. However, he missed and two late goals for the US team meant Canada had to settle for the silver medal. "I think about it a lot. There'll be a day when I can tell my kids what I've done but right now, I wish I could've performed better, we could've performed better. When I got home, that moment was all I could think about. But right now, I'm looking at the bigger picture. Not just that shot but the whole experience. So there's a lot to learn from that, other than that particular moment." (paralympic.org, 04 Feb 2019)

OTHER ROLES
In November 2018 he was elected to the Canadian Paralympic Committee Athlete's Council. (insidethegames.biz, 22 Nov 2018)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-10 2
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-11 3
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-12 4
Mixed Tournament Group A - Standings 2018-03-13 1
Mixed Tournament Semifinal 2018-03-15 1
Mixed Tournament Gold Medal Match 2018-03-18 1