Rob Gaze

Para Ice Hockey

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Family
One child
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport in 2010 at age 25.
Why this sport?
"I got really out of shape when I broke my back and I didn’t really know what was out there for me. Then my friend invited me to a training session and as soon as I’d been out on the ice for the first time, that was it."
Club / Team
Peterborough Phantoms: England
Name of coach
Ian Offers [club, national], GBR
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goaltender

General interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships B-Pool in Nagano, Japan. (inspirepeterborough.com, 2016)
Other sports
He has played wheelchair basketball at club level in England. (inspirepeterborough.com, 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (metro.co.uk, 22 Oct 2013)
Impairment
In about 2005 he broke his back in an accident. (metro.co.uk, 22 Oct 2013; bbc.co.uk, 10 Apr 2013)