Billy's Story

Billy's Story

Born with the effects of Spina Bifida, Billy has defied the odds and become one of the most successful athletes Canada has ever produced.

Less concerned with individual accolades, Billy chooses rather to focus on the success of the team.

Billy has been a member of Team Canada since the age of 14 and has played just about every role within the team dynamics. Counted on for his fiery play and aggressive hits, Billy is also an invaluable leader and mentor to the younger players on the team.

Billy's message is about overcoming obstacles, achieving success and helping all those around you become better.

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Guest Speaking

Guest Speaking

Billy's story resonates with audiences. Whether one on one or in group settings, Billy Bridges can inspire and motivate. Billy has worked with various different clients and is available for the following:

Sledge Hockey Corporate Team-Builders

Billy will arrange the ice and secure enough sleds for the group.


Golf Tournaments, Charity Fundraisers, Meet and Greets, Q & A's, autograph signings


Schools, Corporate, Panel Discussions

Disabled Child Mentoring

Billy connects extremely well with children of all ages. He loves sharing his experiences with both kids and parents alike.


Book Billy for private sledge hockey instruction or team events. Billy also has experience with stand-up hockey and makes a great addition to any hockey practice.

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Community Involvement

Community Involvement

For Billy, sledge hockey and other sports has taught him many different life skills and experiences that he loves to share with the community.

Billy's is living proof of living life to the fullist and paving the way for a very long and successful career.

Now his power, leadership and passion on and off the ice have also made him an icon in the sport and a driving force in its accessibility and popularity.

Teaching others about what it means to be a good teamate, having a strong work ethic and discipline to achieve personal and team success and having the worklife balance to share an incredibly full-filling life with his daughter Kensi and wife Sami Jo Small, a three-time Olympian as the goaltender on Canada's National Women's Team.

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"Since 2007, Billy has been an exemplary Athlete Ambassador for Right To Play, attending countless events on our behalf and inspiring young children with his story and athletic ability. He has not only been vocal in spreading the word about Right To Play's mission, but has gone above and beyond in giving his time and energy to our organization. Billy's message about overcoming obstacles, achieving success, and helping those around you, perfectly fits with Right To Play's message-that play can change a child's life."

Lori Smith

National Director, Right To Play Canada

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