Dixon was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma in his right tibia in 1999 at the age of 10 and underwent a 10 hour surgery to remove the tumor and part of his tibia. After his the surgery Dixon was unable to play able-bodied hockey and was introduced to sledge hockey at the age of 11. Dixon played 6 years with the Elmvale Bears and at the age of 17 was invited to try out for the Canadian National Sledge hockey team. At the conclusion of the tryout Dixon was asked to join the team for the 2006/2007 season. Dixon continues to play defence for the team and was a member of the 2007/2008 team that won gold at 2008 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships and was named the Defensive M.V.P. of the tournament.