PEREIRA Ken < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Canada   
Gender Men
Born 12 Jul 1973 in Toronto, CAN
Height1.70 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Unionville, ON, CAN
Languages English
Higher education Business Administration - Toronto Centennial College : Toronto, ON, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing in Toronto in 1989.
Why this sport? He was encouraged by his cousin and his uncle.
Club / Team HGC Hockey Club: The Hague, NED
Name of coach Frank Vintges
Coach from which country? Netherlands
Coach from what year? 2010
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Midfield
International Debut
Year 1994
Competing for Canada
Location United States
General Interest
Hobbies All sports, sleeping and watching television. (Field Hockey Canada, 26 Apr 2004)
Memorable sporting achievement Scoring the winning goal against Argentina in the final of the 1999 Pan American Games which helped Canada qualify to the 2000 Olympics. (fieldhockey.ca, 19 Aug 2010)
Most influential person in career His cousin John Desouza, who got him started in the sport. (Athlete, 22 Aug 1999)
Hero / Idol His parents, because they made him who he is. (Athlete, 22 Aug 1999)
Injuries He has suffered from a medial collateral ligament strain prior to the 1999 Pan American Games. (Athlete, 22 Aug 1999)
Sporting philosophy / motto Have fun and enjoy every day as if it's your last. (Field Hockey Canada, 26 Apr 2004)
Ambitions To make the national squad for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. (Commonwealth Games Media Guide 2006)
Other information 2000 OLYMPIC GAMES QUALIFICATION
He scored the famous winning goal against Argentina in the gold medal match at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg. The goal gave Canada a 1-0 victory and meant automatic qualification for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. (Commonwealth Games Canada, 25 Mar 2002)