Patrice “Pico” Dagenais is the co-captain of Team Canada along with Trevor Hirschfield. He is known as a hard-working, intelligent player. He comes from a strong hockey background. Before he acquired a spinal cord injury in a construction accident, he played Jr. C hockey for St-Isidore and won three consecutive gold medals with his high school hockey team, the Embrun Cyclones.
His ability to excel within wheelchair rugby has enabled him to realize his dreams of competing at the highest level. In 2012, he was invited to join the national wheelchair rugby team and represent Canada at the Paralympic Games, where he won a silver medal. Patrice would later go on to capture gold at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and compete at a second Paralympic Summer Games in 2016.
In 2019 and 2020, Dagenais’ experience shined through again as Canada took silver at the Parapan Ams and earned a spot for Tokyo at the Paralympic Games qualifier in Richmond, B.C.
Off the court, Dagenais is very active in giving back to the community. He often visits public schools and rehabilitation centres, in order to speak about his life experiences, in an effort to motivate people to be active, as well as to act as an advocate for athletes with a disability.
2012 and 2016 Paralympic Games... 2015 and 2019 Parapan American Games…
Dagenais enjoys hockey, music, handcycling, kayaking and public speaking. He is supported by his parents and his brother.
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
- 2019 Parapan American Games 2nd
- 2018 World Championships 6th
- 2016 Paralympic Games 4th
- 2015 Parapan American Games 1st
- 2014 World Championships 2nd
- 2012 Paralympic Games 2nd
- 2010 World Championships 5th
|2019||Parapan am Games||
1 silver medals
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|2015||Parapan am Games||
1 gold medals
1 silver medals