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Our Exceptional Hero - Kip St. Germaine

Kip St. Germaine's given name is Francis St. Germaine. He broke his back in a construction accident on June 15, 1989, at the age of 24. He is a member of the Northeast Passage/University of New Hampshire Wildcats sled hockey club team from 1994-2009. Kip graduated from Norwich University with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1989. He played ice hockey and baseball at Tabor Academy, Marion, MA from 1979-83. He was inducted into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002. Kip helped establish the Disabled Fitness Sub-Committee of the Governor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports in Massachusetts.

Team USA Experience

2008-09: Member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team that captured gold at the 2009 International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic … Led all Team USA players at the World Championship with three goals and four points.

2005-06: Member of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team that captured the bronze medal at the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Torino, Italy.

2004-05: Member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.

2003-04: Member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team that won the bronze medal at the 2004 International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship in Örnsköldsvik, Sweden.

2002-03: Member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.

2001-02: Member of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team that won its first-ever gold medal at the 2002 Paralympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah … Tallied the gold medal-winning goal … Along with the entire team, received USA Hockey’s Bob Johnson Award in 2002, presented annually for excellence in international competition.

2000-01: Member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.

1999-2000: Captain of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team … Led the team at the 2000 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1998-99: Member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.

1997-98: Co-captain of the U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team … Scored the first goal in U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team history at the 1998 Paralympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan.

1996-97: Member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.

1995-96: Member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team … Played in the 1996 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey World Championship in Nynäshamn, Sweden.

1994-95: Member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.

1992-93: Member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.

1991-92: Member of the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.