Local sledge hockey star Graeme Murray is retiring. The news came out today from Hockey Canada that 2006 Paralympic gold medalist and two-time IPC Sledge Hockey World Championship gold medalist is retiring from competitive sledge hockey. We spoke with Murray who says it wasn’t an easy decision.
Murray also shares his plans for the future.
Murray grew up in Gravenhurst and originally joined Canada’s National Sledge Team in 2001. He is ending his Team Canada career with 64 points (33 goals, 31 assists) in 163 games since the national team came under the Hockey Canada umbrella in 2004. He ranks tied for third in all-time games played, sixth in scoring, and second in scoring among defencemen.