Para ice hockey
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
- 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.
- What is a book you read that made an impact on you?
Eleven Rings by Hugh Delehanty and Phil Jackson.
- 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.
- 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.
- Song you never get sick of listening to?
Sweetness by Jimmy Eat World.