James Gemmell

James Gemmell


James Gemmell, a defenceman, won a bronze medal at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Games as Canada defeated Norway 3-0 in the bronze medal match.

Gemmell was inspired to play sledge hockey after watching Canada win the gold medal at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Italy. Soon afterwards, he joined the B.C. Eagles club in Surrey. By 2008, he was on the national team and became the first British Columbia-born player to represent Canada internationally in sledge hockey. He made the team at a National Sledge Hockey Selection Camp in Milton, Ont. Gemmell made his debut at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge in 2008 as Canada won the gold medal.


Paralympic Games bronze medallist in 2014… Four-time world championship team member with gold 2013 and 2017…


Gemmell had his right leg amputated above the knee after an automobile accident in 2004…. 


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


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