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Steve Arsenault

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Further personal information

Family
Daughter Lena
Residence
Spruce Grove, AB, CAN
Occupation
Athlete, Carpenter
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2005 with the PSA Dogs in Edmonton, AB, Canada.
Why this sport?
"I want to be known as one of the best defencemen in the world. I will do anything to get there."
Name of coach
Ken Babey [national], CAN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Defence

International debut

Year
2005
Competing for
Canada
Opponent
United States of America

General interest

Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Injuries
In 2011 he was troubled by a shoulder injury and was eventually diagnosed with a torn labrum and issues with the bones in his shoulder. He had surgery in December 2011, and after six months of recovery he returned in time for the 2012/13 season. (hockeycanada.ca, 14 Mar 2014)
Awards and honours
He has twice been named Paralympic Sports Association Most Valuable Player [MVP] in Edmonton, AB, Canada. (hockeycanada.ca, 27 Oct 2012)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (sprucegroveexaminer.com, 11 Apr 2014)
Impairment
He has avascular necrosis of the femur [thigh bone]. The condition can lead to tiny breaks in the bone and the bone's eventual collapse. (hockeycanada.ca, 27 Oct 2012)
Other information
COACH
He has served as head coach of the Alberta provincial Para ice hockey team in Canada. (hockeyalberta.ca, 10 Nov 2015)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 2014-03-08 2
Mixed Group A 2014-03-09 4
Mixed Group A 2014-03-11 6
Mixed Group A - Standings 2014-03-11 1
Mixed Semifinal 2014-03-13 202
Mixed Bronze Medal Match 2014-03-15 102
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