MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Feb. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Adam Dixon, a Meter Technician at Alectra Utilities, is headed to Peyongchang, South Korea as a member of the Canadian sledge hockey team at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.
In addition to being named to Canada’s para ice hockey roster for the games, Dixon was also selected to be an alternate captain, a role he has played on previous teams. The 28-year-old has already played in two Olympics: Vancouver (2010) and Sochi (2014), and he brought home gold in last year’s World Championships held in Gangneung, South Korea. Dixon also played in the 2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Charlottetown, P.E.I.
As a star defenceman, Adam led the Canadian sledge hockey team in scoring during the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia with four goals and three assists to win an Olympic bronze medal.
When Dixon was 10 years old he was diagnosed with Edwing’s Sarcoma. The rare type of bone cancer resulted in him undergoing a year of chemotherapy and the removal of his right tibia. As a former stand up hockey player, his parents introduced him to sledge hockey as a way for him to continue to participate in the sport.
In November 2017, Dixon completed his four-year Meter Technician Apprentice program and is now recognized as an Alectra Utilities Journeyperson Meter Technician. While many Paralympic athletes are faced with a choice between career or sport, Adam has found a way to have his career and continue to play hockey for Team Canada on the world’s biggest stage.
“The most challenging aspect of all of this is balancing work, life and hockey, but Alectra has offered me flexibility in my busy schedule and played a huge role in my success,” said Dixon. “With their support I am able to chase two dreams at once; sledge hockey and my career as a Meter Technician.”
Alectra Utilities is proud to support Adam on his quest for hockey gold in South Korea. Good Luck Adam, and GO Team Canada!
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