CARTER David < Back  
Sport Hockey
CGA Canada   
Gender Men
Born 04 Nov 1981 in Vancouver, CAN
Height1.75 m
Weight 74 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Vancouver, BC, CAN
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education History - University of British Columbia: Vancouver, BC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began playing hockey at high school at age 15.
Why this sport? He first played hockey at high school because the team needed a goalkeeper, but he played rugby union. Just before he started attending the University of British Columbia, he was told their goalkeeper had left and if he was interested in being the replacement.
Club / Team United Brothers: Surrey, BC, CAN
Name of coach Paul Bundy [national]
Coach from which country? Australia
Preferred position / style / stance / technique Goalkeeper
International Debut
Year 2007
Competing for Canada
Opponent Chile
Location Canada
General Interest
Nicknames Carts, Dave (olympic.ca, 19 Feb 2014; Instagram profile, 28 Oct 2019)
Hero / Idol Canadian basketball player Steve Nash. (fieldhockey.ca, 30 Jun 2008)
Injuries Since 2014 he has been contending with hip dysplasia in his right hip. It is a congenital condition where the hip socket does not fully cover the ball of the thigh bone. (olympic.ca, 12 Aug 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto "The vision of a champion is someone who is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion when no-one else is watching." (olympic.ca, 19 Feb 2014)
Awards and honours In 2015 he was named Player of the Tournament at the semifinal stage of the 2014/15 World League in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was selected in the Pan American Hockey Federation's Elite Team, and received Canada's Player of the Year award. (Twitter profile, 23 Feb 2016; fieldhockey.ca, 24 Feb 2016)

He was named Goalkeeper of the Tournament at the 2009 Pan American Cup. (fieldhockey.ca, 17 Oct 2011)
Other information MALAYSIA SPELL
In 2017 he joined the Maybank Tigers in the Malaysian Hockey League [MHL], fulfilling an ambition to play in an overseas league. “Apart from the financial incentive of playing for Maybank and playing in the MHL, the bigger factor was to essentially knock an item off my bucket list. I've done so many things I've wanted to do in my hockey career – from the Olympics, to the Pan Am Games, Commonwealth [Games] and World Cups – playing in an overseas league is something I've wanted to do for a few years." (thedragflick.com, 16 Feb 2017)

TATTOO
He has a tattoo of a maple leaf on his right calf. (olympic.ca, 19 Feb 2014)