Ben Delaney

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Ben Delaney was the youngest member on the national sledge hockey team (age 17) at the 2014 Paralympic Games and he made an immediate impact as Canada won the bronze medal.  Besides reaching the podium, another highlight for Delaney in Sochi was scoring his first Paralympic Games goal in a 10-1 victory over Sweden in Canada’s opening game.

He enjoyed plenty of success in his first season with Canada’s national team in 2013. He helped Canada to gold at the World Sledge Hockey Challenge in Toronto and the Four Nations Tournament in Sochi. In 2012-13, Delaney was part of the national development team.

Delaney, a former stand-up player, had his left leg amputated above the knee at age 12 after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma, the same bone cancer that afflicted Terry Fox.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

World championships team member 2015 and 2017… 2014 Paralympic Games bronze medallist…

PERSONAL

Started playing sledge hockey in 2010 with the Ottawa Sledgehammers… Played stand-up hockey prior to having leg amputated… Was introduced to sledge hockey by former national team captain and 2018 PyeongChang Chef de Mission Todd Nicholson.

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2017 World Sledge Hockey Challenge – 2nd

2017 IPC World Championships – 1st

2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge – 2nd

2016 World Sledge Hockey Challenge – 2nd

2015 IPC World Championships – 2nd

2014 Paralympic Winter Games – 3rd

Medals

GamesSportEventMedal
2014 Sochi ParalympicsSledge HockeyIce Sledge Hockey - Mixedbronze

Summary

Games Sport Event Result
2014 Sochi Paralympics Sledge Hockey Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed 3