Team Canada’s Sledge Hockey roster for the 2018 Pyeongchang Paralympic Games is now finalized and a little bit of Stittsville will be representing our country on its quest for gold!
I am thrilled to extend my sincerest congratulations to 23-year-old Tyrone Henry for this incredible achievement. Tyrone along with his father, Andrew Henry, and other Ottawa-local and Pyeongchang-bound, Ben Delaney, have worked hard as they practised their sledge hockey skills within Stittsville’s very own Goulbourn Rec Complex, training and focusing to reach this pinnacle moment. I have had the great pleasure of supporting Sledge Hockey and the Delaney and Henry Families for the past 4 years. Now, after much perseverance, I am beyond proud to see the landmark they have achieved by joining Team Canada’s Sledge Hockey team!
Sledge hockey is a Paralympic sport in which players are fastened to a two-bladed sledge. Much like the classic version of the sport, it involves players propelling themselves forward to attempt a goal on net.
Tyrone and Ben are two of 17 players selected with the honour of representing Canada in South Korea at the Pyeongchang games.
I want to wish Tyrone, Ben, and the team best of luck as they move forward in the tournament and encourage Stittsville and all of Ottawa to root on these home-grown heroes as they compete. Win or lose Tyrone proves once again that Stittsville is the home of champions! Good luck!