PEARSON Mark < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Canada   
Gender Men
Born 18 Jun 1987 in Vancouver, CAN
Height1.82 m
Weight 78 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Vancouver, BC, CAN
Occupation Athlete
Languages English, German
Higher education History - University of British Columbia: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He started playing hockey at age six.
Why this sport? "Both of my parents played and it was the perfect marriage of soccer and ice hockey, two other sports I played growing up."
Name of coach Pasha Gademan [national], NED
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Midfielder
Handedness Right
International Debut
Year 2005
Competing for Canada
Opponent Scotland
Location Vancouver, BC, CAN
General Interest
Nicknames Marky, Pearso (olympic.ca, 26 Jul 2019)
Hobbies Golf, fishing, tennis, playing fantasy football. (olympic.ca, 26 Jul 2019)
Most influential person in career Canadian hockey player Rob Short. (gc2018.com, 13 Apr 2018)
Hero / Idol Canadian hockey player Rob Short. (olympic.ca, 26 Jul 2019)
Injuries He has been affected by a chronic heel spur injury during his career. (gc2018.com, 13 Apr 2018)

He has sustained a serious Achilles tendon injury during his career. (teamusa.org, 21 Jul 2020)

He has had a broken left finger that required two operations to repair. (gc2018.com, 13 Apr 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs Before a game he tapes three white stripes on his stick below the grip. (olympic.ca, 26 Jul 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Practice makes perfect." (olympic.ca, 26 Jul 2019)
Awards and honours He was named in the 2013 Pan American Cup All-Star team. (markpearson19.wordpress.com, 22 Jan 2014)

In 2012 he won the Field Hockey BC Player of the Year award. (fieldhockeybc.com, 10 Oct 2012)

He won the British Columbia Premier's Athletic Award for achievement in hockey for the 2004/05 season. (Field Hockey BC, 12 Apr 2006)
Ambitions To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (teamusa.org, 21 Jul 2020)
Other information OTHER ACTIVITIES
He has served as a member of the Canadian Olympic Committee's athletes' commission. (nationalpost.com, 02 Apr 2018)

STUDIES
After completing a degree in history from the University of British Columbia, he also achieved a master's in sports management from the Johan Cruyff Institute in Barcelona, Spain. (LinkedIn profile, 21 Mar 2016)