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Joseph Howard
Joseph-Howard
Position Forward
Born May 22 1966 (1966-05-22) (age 50),
Kingston, Massachussetts, USA
Pro Career 1996 – 2010


Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the United States United States
Ice sledge hockey
Paralympic Games
Bronze 2006 Winter Paralympics Tournament
Gold 2010 Vancouver Tournament

Joseph "Momo" Howard (born 22 May 1966 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an ice sledge hockey player from USA. Howard lost both of his legs at the age of 15. In 1996, he was introduced to ice sledge hockey [1], and competed in his first Winter Paralympics at the 1998. At those games, the USA came in seventh place but Howard set a record with six goals in one match.[2] At the 2002 Winter Paralympics, Howard contributed with three points in a 5-1 defeat of Canada.[3] Following the USA's victory over Estonia, he proposed to his girlfriend of five years on the center of the rink. He took part in the 2010 Winter Paralympics in Vancouver, where USA won gold. The beat Japan 2-0 in the final. ==Awards and honors==

  • 2002: Gold medal, Team MVP, Paralympic Games
  • 2002: Inducted into Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame[4]
  • 2002: New England Wheelchair Athletic Association Athlete of the year
  • 2002: Olympic Spirit Award recipient
  • 2000: Captain of U.S. National Sled Hockey Team

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