Steve Arsenault
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Steve Arsenault

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para Ice Hockey

Hometown

Spruce Grove, AB

Defenceman Steve Arsenault helped Canada to the silver medal in Para ice hockey at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.  He collected two assists and played in all five games at the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi as Canada won the bronze medal.   The medal performance capped a successful return to sledge hockey for Arsenault after personal tragedies derailed his career. In 2013, he helped Canada win the gold medal at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Toronto, the Four Nations tournament in Sochi, Russia and the IPC World Championships in Goyang, South Korea.

In 2012, Arsenault was on Canada’s silver medal-winning squad at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge while in 2011 the highlights were gold at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge and silver at the Japan Para Ice Sledge Hockey Championships.

Arsenault returned to sledge hockey in 2010 after a three year absence in which his father suffered a serious injury and his mother passed away. His disability is known as avascular necrosis of the femoral head. A rapid growth spurt at age 10 weakened the femur and pelvis and complications after surgery caused the femur to lose its spherical shape and strength.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2018 Winter
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Pyeongchang, South Korea
1
2014 Winter
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Sochi, Russia
1

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018 Silver medal at Paralympic Winter Games... 2014 Paralympic Games bronze medallist… 2013 and 2017 World Champion… 2013 and 2011 World Sledge Hockey Challenge gold medallist…

 

PERSONAL

Began playing sledge hockey with the PSA Dogs in Edmonton in 2004… Has been named Paralympic Sports Association MVP in Edmonton on two occasions… Lists his father, Joe, as his favorite coach.

 

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 World Sledge Hockey Challenge 2nd

2015 IPC World Championships 2nd

2014 Paralympic Winter Games 3rd

2013 IPC World Championships 1st