Further Personal Information
||Vancouver, BC, CAN
||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?
|Preferred position / style / stance / technique
||Carts, Dave (olympic.ca, 19 Feb 2014; Instagram profile, 28 Oct 2019)
|Hero / Idol
||Canadian basketball player Steve Nash. (fieldhockey.ca, 30 Jun 2008)
||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)
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)
He has a tattoo of a maple leaf on his right calf. (olympic.ca, 19 Feb 2014)