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Liam Hickey, Canada ready to begin competition at the Paralympic Games

Liam Hickey (left) of St. John’s, along with team captain Greg Westlake and Tyler McGregor, are shown during a practice for Canada's sledge hockey team ahead of the start of competition at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, Korea. — 
Dave Holland/Canadian Paralympic Committee
Liam Hickey (left) of St. John’s, along with team captain Greg Westlake and Tyler McGregor, are shown during a practice for Canada's sledge hockey team ahead of the start of competition at the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang, Korea. — 
Dave Holland/Canadian Paralympic Committee

St. John's para hockey player is about to complete a rare double

Liam Hickey is about to achieve a rare feat.

The para hockey player from St. John's is part of the Canadian men's sledge hockey team that is competing at the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeonchang, South Korea.

Canada’s first game is against Sweden (6:30 a.m. Saturday NT) and when Hickey hits the ice, the forward will officially become one of those rare athletes who has participated in both Summer and Winter Games.

The soon-to-be 20-year-old (his birthday is March 25) played for Canada in wheelchair basketball at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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