Patrice Dagenais
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Patrice Dagenais

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Patrice “Pico” Dagenais is the co-captain of Team Canada along with Trevor Hirschfield. He is known as a hard-working, intelligent player. Like many members of Team Canada, Dagenais...

  • Birth DateOctober 4, 1984
  • HometownEmbrun, ON
  • ClubOttawa Stingers
  • Classification1.0
  • Member Since2009
Patrice Dagenais

Biography

Patrice “Pico” Dagenais is the co-captain of Team Canada along with Trevor Hirschfield. He is known as a hard-working, intelligent player. Like many members of Team Canada, Dagenais comes from a strong hockey background. Before his spinal cord injury in a construction accident, he played Jr. C hockey for St.-Isadore and won three consecutive gold medals with his high school hockey team, the Embrun Cyclones.

Patrice is the president and coach of the Ottawa Stingers Wheelchair Rugby Club. His ability to excel in wheelchair rugby has enabled him to realize his dreams of competing at the highest level. In 2012, he was invited to join the national wheelchair rugby team and represent Canada at the Paralympic Summer Games, where he won a silver medal. Patrice would later go on to capture gold at the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games and recently competed in his third Paralympic Summer Games in 2021.

Off the court, Patrice is very active in giving back to the community in addition to coaching the Ottawa Stingers. Patrice is very active in giving back to the community. He often visits public schools and rehabilitation centers to speak about his life experiences to motivate people to be active, as well as advocating for athletes with a disability.

Career Highlights

  • 6th Place at 2024 Canada Cup
  • Silver medalist at the 2023 Santiago Parapan American Games
  • Silver medalist at the 2023 International Wheelchair Rugby Cup
  • Silver medalist at 2022 Canada Cup
  • Silver medalist at the 2022 WWR Americas Championship
  • 5th Place at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games
  • Silver medalist at the 2019 Lima Parapan Am Games
  • Tournament MVP at the 2017 and 2018 Canadian Wheelchair Rugby Championships
  • 4th Place at the 2016 Rio Paralympics
  • Gold medalist at the 2015 World Wheelchair Rugby Games
  • Gold medalist at the 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games
  • Silver medalist at the 2014 Wheelchair Rugby World Championship
  • Silver medalist at the 2012 London Paralympic Games

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2024 Canada Cup Tournament 5th/6th Place Match
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2024 Canada Cup Tournament Preliminary Round