Ben Delaney
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Ben Delaney

Birthdate

Sport(s)

Para Ice Hockey

Hometown

Ottawa, ON

Ben Delaney collected a second Paralympic Games medal in 2018 as Canada took the silver in Para ice hockey. He 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.

Year Type
Host City
Medals
2018 Winter
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Pyeongchang, South Korea
1
2014 Winter
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Sochi, Russia
1

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2018 - silver medallist at Paralympic Winter Games... World championships team member 2015 and 2017… 2014 Paralympic Games bronze medallist…

 

PERSONAL

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

 

NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

2018 Paralympic Winter Games - 2nd

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