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Ben Delaney

Para Ice Hockey
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Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency
Origin of Impairment
Acquired

Further personal information

Residence
Ottawa, ON, CAN
Languages
English, French

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

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. (ottawasportspages.ca, 08 Mar 2018)
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)
Milestones
At age 17 he was the youngest member of the Canada Para ice hockey team at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Dec 2021; 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)

Results

Unit Date Rank
Paralympic Winter Games 2014 (Sochi, Russia)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Group A 2014-03-08 2
Mixed Group A 2014-03-09 4
Mixed Group A 2014-03-11 6
Mixed Group A - Standings 2014-03-11 1
Mixed Semifinal 2014-03-13 202
Mixed Bronze Medal Match 2014-03-15 102
Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, South Korea)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-10 2
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-11 3
Mixed Tournament Group A 2018-03-12 4
Mixed Tournament Group A - Standings 2018-03-13 1
Mixed Tournament Semifinal 2018-03-15 1
Mixed Tournament Gold Medal Match 2018-03-18 1