Quick facts

Birthdate

August 13, 1989

Birthplace

Midland, ON

Residence

Midland, ON

Sport

Para Ice Hockey

Experience

Beijing 2022

PyeongChang 2018

Sochi 2014

Vancouver 2010

Defenceman Adam Dixon is a two-time Paralympic Winter Games medallist after collecting a silver in Para ice hockey in PyeongChang in 2018. At those Games, Dixon was 10th in tournament scoring with 10 points and was named the top defenceman of the tournament.

After PyeongChang, he took a three-year break from competitive Para ice hockey to pursue other ventures including building a house. He returned to the squad in 2021 ahead of the 2022 Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing. 

Between Games, Dixon also worked with the Elmvale Bears as a player development director and an elite coach. The Bears include national team members Rod Crane and James Dunn.

Since Dixon’s first appearance with the national team in 2006, he has recorded 85 goals, 141 assists and 226 points, good for fourth all-time in all three categories.

At the 2017 World Para Ice Hockey Championships in Gangneung, South Korea, Dixon was awarded Best Defenceman as he tied with the USA’s Declan Farmer to lead the competition with 18 points. With four goals and 14 assists in the tournament, Dixon was instrumental in contributing to Canada defeating arch-rivals USA and winning a record fourth world title.

Dixon was Canada’s top scorer at the Sochi 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. Their 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 Para ice 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.

Other 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 Para ice hockey match. A year later, Dixon was on Team Canada in Vancouver at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games.
 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018 Paralympic Winter Games silver medallist… 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, 2017.

PERSONAL
Worked in the metering department for Alectra Utilities, an electricity distribution company in Ontario… 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.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2022 Paralympic Winter Games 2nd
2018 Paralympic Winter Games 2nd
2017 IPC World Championships 1st
2015 IPC World Championships 2nd
2014 Paralympic Winter Games 3rd
2013 IPC World Championships 1st
2012 IPC World Championships 3rd
2010 Paralympic Winter Games 4th
2009 IPC World Championships 3rd
2008 IPC World Championships 1st 

Paralympic Medals

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