Shawn Matheson

Para Ice Hockey


Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment

Further personal information

Two children
Ottawa, ON, CAN

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing ice sledge hockey in 1988 with the Ottawa Wings team in Ontario, Canada.
Name of coach
Ken Babey [national], CAN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique

General interest

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Never give up." (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Other sports
He was a member of Canada's national wheelchair track and field team from 1989 to 2000. (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
Famous relatives
He is a descendent of John Mercer Johnson, one of Canada's Fathers of Confederation. (Vancouver, 21 Mar 2010)
He had his right leg amputated above the knee after being diagnosed with cancer in 1988. (, 2010)
Other information
He is one of three Canadian players [Herve Lord and Todd Nicholson are the others] who played in the first five Paralympic Winter Games in which ice sledge hockey was contested, starting in 1994 in Lillehammer up to and including 2010 in Vancouver. (, 07 Sep 2010)


Unit Date Rank
Lillehammer 1994 Paralympic Winter Games (Lillehammer, Norway)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Preliminary 2
Mixed Tournament Preliminary 5
Mixed Tournament Preliminary 8
Mixed Tournament Preliminary 9
Mixed Tournament Bronze Medal Match 1
Salt Lake City 2002 Paralympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City, United States of America)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Preliminary 14
Men's Tournament Bronze Medal Match 1
Men's Tournament Preliminary 13
Men's Tournament Preliminary 10
Men's Tournament Preliminary 3
Men's Tournament Preliminary 7
Torino 2006 Paralympic Winter Games (Torino, Italy)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group A 1
Men's Tournament Group A 4
Men's Tournament Group A 5
Men's Tournament Semifinal 202
Men's Tournament Gold Medal Match 101
Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games (Vancouver, Canada)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group B 1
Mixed Group B 4
Mixed Group B 5
Mixed Semifinal 201
Mixed Bronze Medal Match 102
Nagano 1998 Paralympic Winter Games (Nagano, Japan)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's Tournament Group B 1
Men's Tournament Group B 4
Men's Tournament Group B 5
Men's Tournament Semifinal 201
Men's Tournament Gold Medal Match 101