Dany Verner

Danny, who currently lives in Bois-des-Filion, Quebec, started playing sledge hockey when he was only nine years old. A great admirer of Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky, Danny always dreamed of a glorious career in sport despite the spina bifida he was born with. His passion led him to his first competition in 1988 and at just nine years old he won his first gold medal while playing with the Laval Demons junior sledge hockey team.

This highly skilled forward made the national team in 1997 and competed at the 1998 Nagano Paralympic Games where he earned a silver medal. This was his first major competition and this competition still stands as one of his most proud moments as an athlete. Another proud moment is his role in winning the gold medal at the 2006 Torino Paralympic Games.

Danny is an avid promoter of sledge hockey, encouraging everyone he meets to take in a sledge hockey game. He believes that once more people experience the thrill and skill of this fast-paced game they will be hooked and will keep the sport thriving.

When not playing hockey, Danny plays basketball and watches hockey games on television to keep an eye on his favourite NHL player, Martin St-Louis and his beloved Montreal Canadiens. Danny is a draftsman and presently works for a company that builds conveyor packaging equipment in Quebec.

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2006 Torino ParalympicsSledge HockeyIce Sledge Hockey - Mixedgold
1998 Nagano ParalympicsSledge HockeyIce Sledge Hockey - Mixedsilver

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2006 Torino Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 1
2002 Salt Lake City Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 4
1998 Nagano Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 2