Vincent Boily is one of the youngest exciting parahockey player in Canada. Born in 2000, Vincent has a tremendous background in sports. Vincent made a name for himself in hockey, after signing with a QMJHL’s team Océanic de Rimouski in 2017. Unfortunately, he could pursue in dream of playing professional hockey because of a snowmobile crash only two weeks after his signing. His accident left him with incomplete l1 paralysis. After two years and half of intense rehab, he found himself back on the ice, but in a sledge. Since this time, he hasn’t stepped out of the ice, pursuing his new objective and dream: Win a gold medal with parahockey team Canada.
Vincent started to get his visibility after RDS made a documentary about his rehabilitation. His major hockey league also made a tribute to him.
His strength forces
At the age of 10, Raphaëlle Tousignant had to have her leg amputated due to bone cancer. A year later, she was on a parahockey sled for the first time. Today, at the age of 20, she is a member of the Quebec team and the women’s national parahockey team.
At the age of 14, she joined the Canadian women’s team and won the silver medal twice at the world championships in Norway and the Czech Republic. At the age of 16, she became one of the first two women to make the National Men’s Development Team. That same year, she also became the first woman to compete at the Canadian Championships with the Quebec team. In 2022, she helped the Quebec men’s team win their first gold medal in their history.