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.
2014 Paralympic Games bronze medallist… 2013 World Sledge Hockey Challenge champion… 2013 Sochi Four Nations Tournament champion.
FAMILY: Son of Anthony and Mary Ann … Has one sister, Hannah.
GETTING INTO THE SPORT: 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 Todd Nicholson.
ODDS AND ENDS: In 2011, was part of the McDonald’s Dream Team which raised more than $40,000 at the CN Cycle for CHEO (Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario)… Speaks at local schools for the Terry Fox run … Is an avid rock climber.
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2014 Sochi Paralympics
Ice Sledge Hockey - Mixed