Liam Hickey shooting the puck against Sweden at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games
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Liam Hickey

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para Ice Hockey

Hometown

St. John's, NL

Liam Hickey is one of the rare athletes to compete at both a summer and winter Paralympic Games. He made his Winter Games debut in 2018 helping Canada to the silver in Para ice hockey. Hickey played for Canada in wheelchair basketball at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. He helped Canada to the silver medal in Toronto.

Hickey, 19, was one of four fast-skating teenagers named to Canada’s National Sledge Team in December 2016.

At the 2017 World Para Ice Hockey Championships in Gangneung, South Korea in April 2017, Hickey, a forward, was fourth in tournament scoring with seven goals and nine assists as Canada defeated arch-rivals USA 4-1 to win a record fourth world title. He was also third in plus/minus at +21. The event was Hickey’s first world championship in the sport.

Hickey took up Para ice hockey (formerly known as sledge hockey) at age 10. He earned his first national camp invitation in August 2013. Hickey was a member of Canada’s national development team in Para ice hockey in 2014, competing in two series against the U.S. for a total of six games.

Hickey’s first tournament with Canada’s National Sledge Team was at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge held in Charlottetown, P.E.I. in December 2016. Hickey was eighth in tournament scoring, with two goals and three assists. He was named the star of the day in Canada’s 6-0 win over Norway in the semi-final.

He started playing competitive Para ice hockey with the Avalon Sled Dogs in 2009 after being introduced to the sport through Easter Seals in 2006.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2018 Winter
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Pyeongchang, South Korea
1
2016 Summer
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018 - Paralympic Winter Games silver medallist... 2016: youngest member of Canada’s wheelchair basketball team at Paralympic Games in Rio… 2015: silver medal at Parapan American Games in Toronto… Named Junior Athlete of the Year by Wheelchair Basketball Canada… Named Newfoundland and Labrador junior male athlete of the year… named St. John's 2016 male athlete of the year… top scorer on PEI’s wheelchair basketball team at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.

 

PERSONAL

Hickey enjoys riding his dirt bike, fishing, playing baseball, and most recently, golf. His role models are his parents.

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - 2nd

2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge – 2nd

2017 IPC World Championships – 1st

2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge – 2nd

2016 Paralympic Games – 11th- (wheelchair basketball)

2015 Parapan American Games – 2nd -(wheelchair basketball)

2013 Men U23’s World Championship – 6th –(wheelchair basketball)