Jeremy Booker

Jeremy, who is from Ajax, Ontario, has been playing sledge hockey with the Whitby Steelhawks since he was 10 years old. Jeremy was born with spina bifida and became interested in sledge hockey after watching a game at a local rink. He was instantly hooked on the sport and by the age of 15 he was a highly skilled player and was named Steelhawks’ MVP for the 2001-02 season.
A member of Team Canada since 2002, Jeremy made an impression when he scored a hat trick in his national team debut. As an integral member of Team Canada, Jeremy has won gold medals at the 2004 IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship and at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games.
 
Jeremy is part of a program called “Fitness Friends” and speaks at schools to kids about Sledge Hockey. Nicknamed “Wheels,” his family has always been this young athlete’s greatest supporters. His enthusiasm for the game can be summed up by one of is favourite sayings: “It’s all fun and games until somebody loses an eye; then it’s a sport.” Jeremy cheers for the Toronto Maple Leafs and shares the same hockey style as his favourite player, Darryl Sittler.
 

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2006 Torino ParalympicsSledge HockeyIce Sledge Hockey - Mixedgold

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2010 Vancouver Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 4
2006 Torino Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 1