Beijing 2022 Para ice hockey silver medallist Liam Hickey was honoured in Canada ©Getty Images

Canadian Para ice hockey player and Beijing 2022 silver medallist Liam Hickey was honoured for his achievements at the Confederation Building in St. John's, Canada.

Hickey was a member of the Canadian team that went down to the United States 5-0 in the gold medal match in Beijing in March.

The 24-year-old said that the reception from Government officials in Canada and the support in Beijing means a lot to him.

"The support I felt from Newfoundland and Labrador, all the way over in Beijing, was incredible," Hickey said, dedicating his medal to Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada.

Hickey medalled at the Paralympic before when he claimed silver in Para ice hockey in 2018 at Pyeongchang.

At the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympics, Hickey bagged another silver in wheelchair basketball.

Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador Andrew Furey said that Hickey’s medal was an an inspiration for all athletes across the province.

"Newfoundland and Labrador is so incredibly proud," Furey said.

"These outstanding performances on the national and international stage shine a ray of light, of hope, for Newfoundland and Labrador - showcasing to everyone what Newfoundland and Labrador is capable of."