Billy Bridges

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Billy Bridges
Billy Bridges 1.jpg
Bridges at the 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships in Buffalo, New York
Born (1984-05-22) 22 May 1984 (age 34)
Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Forward
National team  Canada
Playing career 1998–present

Billy Bridges (born 22 March 1984) is a Canadian ice sledge hockey and wheelchair basketball player. Born in Summerside, he has spina bifida. On July 1, 2011, Bridges married former Olympic women's ice hockey player Sami Jo Small.

He began playing ice sledge hockey in 1997, aged 12, for the Kitchener Sidewinders. Aged 14, he was selected for Canada's national team, the youngest player ever to be picked. He has World Championship golds from 2000, 2008, 2013 and 2017 and Paralympic gold from 2006,[1] where he was picked for the All-Star Team.

As well as ice sledge hockey, he has a career as a wheelchair basketball player, including seven Canadian titles with Team Ontario. In 2001, he also competed at the Junior World Championships, and in 2005 was selected as the team's most valuable player (MVP).

Honours[edit]

Bridges in 2015

Career stats[edit]

Hockey Canada[edit]

Year Event GP G A PTS PIM
2007 World Sledge Hockey championships 4 2 5 7 10
2008 World Sledge Hockey championships 4 4 5 9 0
2009 World Sledge Hockey championships 4 2 5 7 6

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Canada wins gold in sledge hockey, wheelchair curling". Toronto Star. March 19, 2006. Sports section, p. 8.
  2. ^ http://www.hockeycanada.ca/index.php?ci_id=11737&la_id=1&ss_id=25083&player_id=8859

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