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DELANEY Ben
Sport Para ice hockey
NPC Canada   
GenderMen
Age22
Place of BirthOttawa, CAN
Height1.80 m
Weight 70 kg
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired
Further Personal Information
Residence
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Occupation
Student
Languages
English, French
Higher education
Algonquin College: Ottawa, ON, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
An ice hockey player before his amputation, he began playing Para ice hockey in 2010 with the Ottawa Sledgehammers in Ontario, Canada.
Why this sport?
He was introduced to the sport by Canadian Para ice hockey player Todd Nicholson.
Name of coach
Ken Babey [national], CAN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
Forward
Senior International Debut
Year
2013
Competing for
Canada
Opponent
Czech Republic
Tournament
Four Nations Tournament
Location
Sochi, RUS
General Interest
Nicknames
The Kid (ottawasportsawards.ca, 21 Jan 2015)
Hobbies
Rock climbing. (hockeycanada.ca, 18 Jan 2014)
Memorable sporting achievement
Scoring his first international goal on his debut. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Most influential person in career
Canadian Para ice hockey player Marc Dorion. (sportsottawa.com, 09 Jan 2014)
Hero / Idol
Canadian ice hockey player Chris Phillips. (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"To be the best you can be and win." (Athlete, 06 Mar 2014)
Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang. (ottawasun.com, 02 Apr 2014)
Impairment
His left leg was amputated above the knee after he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma [bone cancer] at age 12. (nhlpa.com, 29 Dec 2014; hockeycanada.ca, 18 Jan 2014)
Other information
YOUNGEST PLAYER
At age 17 he was the youngest member of the Canada Para ice hockey team at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (ottawasun.com, 02 Apr 2014)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games
Rank Year Event Result
3 2014 Team  
2 2018 Team  
World Championship
Rank Year Event Result
2 2015 Team  
1 2017 Team