Further Personal Information
||Geography - University of Victoria: Victoria, BC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began playing hockey at the age of 10 in Tsawwassen, British Columbia.
|Why this sport?
||He wanted to play ice hockey but his parents were keen for him to play field hockey instead.
|Club / Team
||HGC: Wassenaar, NED
|Name of coach
||Paul van Ass
|Coach from which country?
|Preferred position / style / stance / technique
||Shorty. (Athlete, 08 Sep 2000)
||Fishing, camping, poker, playing the guitar, snowboarding, watching films and listening to music. (fieldhockey.ca, 10 Jun 2008)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Competing at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia and winning gold medals at the 1999 and 2007 Pan American Games. (fieldhockey.ca, 10 Jun 2008)
|Most influential person in career
||His family, because of the enjoyment they get from watching him play. (Athlete, 08 Sep 2000)
|Hero / Idol
||David Beckham, Daniel and Henrik Sedin from the Vancouver Canucks and golfer Phil Mickelson. (fieldhockey.ca, 19 Aug 2010)
||He sustained a stress fracture of his tibia [shin bone] in 2006 and needed five months away from the sport. (fieldhockey.ca, 10 Jun 2008)
He has suffered a broken hand on two occasions. (fieldhockey.ca, 10 Jun 2008)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||He likes to get off the team bus last and be the last player on the field. (Athlete, 08 Sep 2000)
|Awards and honours
||He was the first outsider to become captain of a Dutch hockey club. (canada.com, 06 Jul 2008)
||His brother Peter played alongside him in the Canada team before retiring. (fieldhockey.ca, 19 Aug 2010)
||To play at another Olympic Games and develop his sporting goods company. (Commonwealth Games Media Guide 2006, Team Canada Pan American Guide 2007)
||FROM ENGLAND TO CANADA
Born in England, his family moved to Canada when he was just one year old. (Commonwealth Games Media Guide 2006)
He is a self-employed business owner of Mantis Hockey Ltd and Omatas Sports LLC, which sponsors and supplies many global hockey players. (fieldhockey.ca, 19 Aug 2010)
He owns a boat which is docked outside his front-door on The Singel in Amsterdam. The boat is appropriately named 'Canuck' after the Vancouver Canucks. (fieldhockey.ca, 19 Aug 2010)