Corbin Watson

Corbin Watson

 

Paralympian goaltender Corbin Watson delivered a strong performance for Canada at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games including the 3-0 shutout victory over Norway for the bronze medal.  It was one of three shutouts for Watson who maintained a 0.75 goals against average in the tournament.

He was also outstanding at the 2013 IPC World Sledge Hockey Championships. He played in four of Canada’s five games, registering a shutout each time as Canada won the gold medal for its first world crown since 2008. Watson was almost as impressive a few weeks later, at the Four Nations tournament in Sochi in another Canadian triumph with only three goals allowed over four games.

He started playing sledge hockey in 2008 in Windsor, Ontario. Watson was encouraged to take up the sport by one of the sport’s hardest hitting veterans and Windsor Ice Bullet team mate, Ray Grassi. Grassi saw potential in the young, up-and-coming athlete when he saw Watson one day in a wheelchair relay. In his first year, Watson won the league championship as well as taking gold at Montreal’s Defi Sportif tournament in the spring of 2009. It was in 2009 that he made his first appearance with the national team.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Bronze medal at 2014 Paralympic Winter Games… Four-time world championship team member with gold in 2013 and 2017.

PERSONAL

His lower right leg was amputated after he was involved in a car accident in 2006… Began playing sledge hockey with the Windsor Ice Bullets in 2008… In June 2013 he was presented with the key to Kingsville, in recognition of his performances for the national team

 NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge – 2nd

2017 IPC World Championships – 1st

2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge – 2nd

2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge – 2nd

2015 IPC World Championships – 2nd

2014 Paralympic Winter Games – 3rd

2013 IPC World Championships – 1st

2012 IPC World Championships – 3rd

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2014 Sochi ParalympicsSledge HockeyIce Sledge Hockey - Mixedbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2014 Sochi Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 3