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 whole team the 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!