Adam Dixon

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Defenceman Adam Dixon was Canada’s top scorer at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games with four goals and three assists for seven points.  The Canadians posted a 4-1 record in the tournament en route to the bronze medal.  The only loss was to the U.S. in the semifinal.  

Dixon grew up playing ice hockey and like many kids, his dream was to compete in the NHL. He played every season at the AAA level as a youngster, but at age 10 he was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma. The rare cancer led to the removal of his right tibia, which was replaced with a donor bone, a metal plate and multiple screws.

Determined to pursue his hockey career, Dixon found sledge hockey appealing following his treatment for bone cancer. He took up the sport at age 11 with the Elmvale Bears and by 17 he was invited to try out for the national team. He officially joined the squad for the 2006-07 season.

Career highlights include being named the defensive MVP at the 2008 IPC World Championships and scoring the winning shoot-out goal for Canada at the 2009 Hockey Canada Cup, held in Vancouver. The goal sealed the home team’s victory over the United States in Canada’s first nationally televised ice sledge hockey match. A year later, Dixon was on Team Canada in Vancouver at the  2010 Paralympic Winter Games.

In 2013, he helped Canada to gold at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge, scoring a goal in Canada’s 3-1 victory over the U.S., in the final, as well as winning gold at the IPC World Championships.

He has worked in the metering department for PowerStream, an electricity distribution company in Ontario since 2012. He studied electrical engineering at Georgian College in Barrie, Ont. In 2004 Dixon appeared in a five-part documentary on children surviving cancer, called Cancer Kids Fighting and Winning. 

Career Highlights

Inducted into the Midland Sports Hall of Fame in September 2014… Bronze medallist at 2014 Paralympics… Vancouver 2010 Paralympic team member… Won world championship gold in 2008, 2013….

FAMILY: Son of Wayne and Sue… Has one sister.

GETTING INTO THE SPORT: He took up sledge hockey at age 11 with the Elmvale Bears after a friend’s recommendation.

ODDS AND ENDS: His favorite NHL team is the Montreal Canadiens. In high school, had the unique experience of living in Igloolik, Nunavut during a student exchange.


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Games Sport Event Result
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2010 Vancouver Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 4