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CASH Steve
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC United States   
GenderMen
Age29
Place of BirthOverland, MO, USA
Height1.70 m
Weight 68 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Alyssa Woods
Residence
Saint Charles, MO, USA
Occupation
Banker
Languages
English
Higher education
Finance - University of Missouri-St. Louis: United States
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began playing Para ice hockey in 2004 in St. Louis, MO, United States of America.
Why this sport?
He got involved in the sport through the DASA St. Louis Blues club. "I have always been in love with hockey, it was a natural fit for me."
Club / Team
DASA St. Louis Blues: United States
Name of coach
Ken Amsler [club]; Guy Gosselin [national], USA
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Goaltender
Senior International Debut
Year
2006
Competing for
United States
Tournament
Paralympic Games
Location
Turin, ITA
General Interest
Nicknames
Money [a play on his family name, and his teammates also think they have 'money in the bank' when he is playing as goaltender]. (pyeongchang2018.com, 12 Mar 2018; paralympic.org, 17 Feb 2014)
Hobbies
Swimming, tennis, camping, working out. (teamusa.org, 2017)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Most influential person in career
His parents. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Hero / Idol
US ice hockey goaltender Jim Craig. (Athlete, 29 Mar 2018)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
He has worn the same youth size chest protector for his whole career as a lucky charm. "It is what I am comfortable with and being a goalie there is a comfortability factor but at the same time there is some superstition there." (pyeongchang2018.com, 12 Mar 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." (Instagram profile, 11 Aug 2017)
Awards and honours
He was flag bearer for the United States of America at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (paralympic.org, 16 Mar 2014)

He received the 2012 Special Athlete Award from the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame. (stlouissportshalloffame.com, 2012)

He was named Best Male Athlete with an Impairment at the 2010 Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly [ESPY] Awards. (teamusa.org, 24 Apr 2015)

He was presented with the 2010 Athlete with an Impairment of the Year Award by USA Hockey. (Facebook page, 25 Jan 2014)

He was named Goaltender of the Tournament at the 2010 Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. (paralympic.org, 12 Dec 2013)

He received the 2009 Paralympic Sportsman of the Year Award from the United States Olympic Committee [USOC]. (teamusa.org, 13 Feb 2014)
Other sports
He played inline hockey at university level in United States of America. (usahockey.com, 2015)
Impairment
His right leg was amputated at age three because of osteosarcoma [bone cancer]. (teamusa.org, 13 Feb 2014)
Other information
PARALYMPIC FIRST
He became the first ice hockey goaltender to play all five matches at the Paralympic Winter Games without conceding a goal, achieving the feat as part of the US team that won gold at the 2010 Games in Vancouver. He saved all 33 shots he faced in the tournament. (paralympic.org, 08 Oct 2013)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2006 Team  
1 2010 Team  
1 2014 Team  
1 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
3 2008 Team  
1 2009 Team  
1 2012 Team  
2 2013 Team  
1 2015 Team  
2 2017 Team