Executive Council
Children, Seniors and Social Development

March 20, 2018

Provincial Government Congratulates Liam Hickey on Silver Medal Performance

The Provincial Government is congratulating Liam Hickey from St. John’s on winning a silver medal in para ice hockey as a member of Team Canada at the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Team Canada finished the tournament with four wins and a 2-1 overtime loss in the final game against Team USA. Liam had six goals and five assists over the course of the tournament, including an assist on Canada’s only goal in the final game.

First named to Canada’s national para hockey team in December 2016, Liam was one of three athletes on the 2018 Canadian team to compete at both a summer and winter Paralympic Games. He represented Canada in wheelchair basketball at the 2016 Summer Paralympics in Rio, Brazil.

Liam also earned a silver medal in wheelchair basketball at the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto.

In 2015 and 2016, Liam was named the Junior Male Athlete of the Year by Sport Newfoundland and Labrador for his outstanding athletic success.

Quotes
“Liam has shown his versatility and perseverance as an athlete by excelling in not one, but two Paralympic sports. Liam was a key player for Canada’s para ice hockey team and it was exciting to watch his outstanding contributions to the team’s silver medal win. We join with his family and friends in celebrating his achievements.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“Watching Liam compete on the world stage has given us all reason to celebrate his silver medal win. His winning spirit is truly an inspiration to all of us who have followed his career, and we look forward to watching this talented young athlete compete in future competitions.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Persons with Disabilities.

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Learn More

Liam Hickey’s Canadian Paralympic Team Profile - games.paralympic.ca/team-canada/liam-hickey

Liam Hickey’s 2018 Paralympic Games Profile - www.paralympic.org/athletes/biographies?country=Canada

2018 Winter Paralympic Games - www.paralympic.org/

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Office of the Premier
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Gina MacArthur
Children, Seniors and Social Development
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