Ben Delaney, sledge hockey

Ben Delaney, no. 10, gets a pat of support from a teammate during a sledge hockey game. At 17, he is the youngest member of the team.; (Courtesy of Canadian Paralympic Committee)

Ben Delaney, 17, 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 below the knee after being diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 12.

He was born and lives in Ottawa.