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Liam Hickey

Meet Liam

Liam Hickey was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, and started playing Para sport when he was 8 years old after being born without a femur in his right leg. By the age of 20, he had represented Team Canada at two Paralympic Games, in two sports: wheelchair basketball at the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games in Rio, and para ice hockey at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, where Canada earned a silver medal. Liam is a current member and the Assistant Captain of Canada’s National Para ice Hockey Team, targeting the next Paralympic Winter Games, and a full-time university student.

Get to know them

  1. What is a goal you’re working on?
    I will become a Paralympic gold medallist and do what it takes to set my teammates and I up for success on the world stage.
  2. What is a book you read that made an impact on you?
    Eleven Rings by Hugh Delehanty and Phil Jackson.
  3. What is one thing that everyone should experience in your city?
    While in St. John’s, you need to experience a sunset or sunrise hike around Signal Hill. Make sure to look at the harbour front below and the amazing Atlantic Ocean that surrounds it.
  4. What’s your favourite way to sweat?
    When I’m not in the gym or on the ice, I love going for a hike with friends and/or family anywhere on the East Coast Trail. The views are worth the challenge.
  5. Song you never get sick of listening to?
    Sweetness by Jimmy Eat World.
Contact Us

Spencer Harvey
Manager, Global Public Relations
C: 437-324-7012 / E: [email protected]

Peter Saltsman
Senior Manager, Public Relations
Canadian Olympic Committee
C: 647-382-6986 / E: [email protected]

Nicole Watts
Senior Manager, Communications & PR
Canadian Paralympic Committee
C: 613-462-2700 / E: [email protected]