Henry humbled by Paralympic heartbreak

In one of the most thrilling para hockey games in recent history, Canada fell to the United States in overtime in the gold medal Game at the 2018 Paralympic Games in Pyeongchang. With under a minute left in the game and Canada leading the U.S. 1-0, Canadian Rob Armstrong’s shot fired off the post of an empty net. The U.S. picked up the puck, took it the other way and scored, tying the game with 37 seconds left, before ultimately winning the game and the gold medal in overtime.

Ottawa’s Ben Delaney is hoping a gold medal helps ease his ascent to the world’s tallest peaks

Ben Delaney’s focus has long been on para ice hockey (the new official name for the sport at the Paralympics, though it’s often referred to as sledge hockey) and a commitment to Team Canada, which he’s played as part of every year since the 2014 Games. The 21-year-old says after this season he’ll be turning his attention to climbing the highest mountain in every continent, a mountaineering challenge also known as the Seven Summits.

Ottawa at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

A team of 13 Olympians will be representing Ottawa at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Read our profiles on them from page 1-15 in the February 2018 Ottawa Sportspage newspaper – pick up a copy at one of the locations listed on https://sportsottawa.com/content/ottawa-sportspage-0/ or read the online edition of the newspaper at: https://issuu.com/ottawasportspage/docs/sportspage-feb18