Greg Westlake

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Greg Westlake
Greg Westlake 2015 2.jpg
Westlake in 2015
Born (1986-06-12) 12 June 1986 (age 31)
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Forward
National team  Canada
Playing career 2003–present

Gregory Westlake (born 12 June 1986) is a Canadian ice sledge hockey player. Both his legs were amputated when he was 18 months old; because of a congenital defect he had no tibia in one leg, and no fibula in the other.[1] At age six he appeared in a public service announcement for The War Amps non-profit organization on playing safe, and is still close to the organization that provides support and services to all Canadian amputees.[1]

He began to play ice sledge hockey in 2001 at age 15, for the Mississauga Cruisers, then made his debut for the Canadian national team in 2003, eventually becoming captain of the team. He has won medals at the 2006 Winter Paralympics and 2014 Winter Paralympics.[1]

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Westlake in 2015

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  1. ^ a b c Kelly, Malcolm (September 2014). "Greg Westlake: Bloody victories". CBC Sports. Retrieved 21 September 2014.