Quick facts

Birthdate

January 6, 1987

Birthplace

Kingsville, ON

Residence

Kingsville, ON

Sport

Para Ice Hockey

Experience

PyeongChang 2018

Sochi 2014

Goaltender Corbin Watson was a member of Canada’s silver medal winning team at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games

He 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

2018 – Paralympic Winter Games silver medallist… 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

  • 2018 Paralympic Winter Games – 2nd
  • 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

Paralympic Medals

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