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Delaney Collins

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Role  Ice hockey player
National team  Canada
Height  1.60 m

Playing career  1997–2008
Weight  60 kg
Name  Delaney Collins
Positions  Defenseman

Born  May 2, 1977 (age 38) Pilot Mound, MB, CAN (1977-05-02)
CIAU Canada West WWHL team  Concordia Stingers (1997-98) Alberta Pandas (2003-05) Calgary Oval X-Treme (2006-08)

"What It Takes" with Delaney Collins - Canadian Ice Hockey Coach

Delaney Collins (born May 2, 1977 in Pilot Mound, Manitoba) is a women's ice hockey player. On August 23, 2011, Collins announced her retirement from international play.


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Playing career

Collins was a member of the Calgary Oval X-Treme in 2007 and 2008, as the team won the WWHL crown in both years.


In 1998, she played with the Concordia Stingers of the CIAU. The Stingers won the 1998 CIAU championship and Collins was named to the CIAU All-Canadian team. Collins played with the University of Alberta Pandas women’s ice hockey program from 2003 to 2005. She won the CIS National Championship with the Pandas in 2004. Collins assisted on the game-winning goal scored by Danielle Bourgeois in the 2004 CIS National Championship game.

Esso Nationals

She participated in numerous Esso Women’s Nationals. Her first experience was in 1999 when she played with Team British Columbia (the team was from New Westminster). The following year, she would play with Team Alberta and win a bronze medal. In 2001, 2003 and 2007, Collins was part of the gold medal winning Team Alberta roster.


In 2010, Collins played for Team Canada's Women's National Floorball Team in the World Floorball Championship Qualification series against Team USA in Vancouver, British Columbia. She became the first player to suit up for Team Canada in both ice hockey and floorball.

Coaching career

On August 23, 2011, Collins was hired as an assistant coach for the 2011–12 Mercyhurst Lakers women's ice hockey season. Collins was named an assistant coach of Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team for the 2016-17 season. From 2011-16, Collins served on the coaching staff of the Mercyhurst Lakers. In May 2016, she was named an assistant coach at the Okanagan Hockey Academy. She was a member of the coaching staff for Canada’s entry at the 2015 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship. One year later, she was part of the Canada’s National Women’s Development Team coaching staff which won gold at the 2016 Nations Cup.

Awards and honors

  • 1998 CIAU All-Canadian team
  • Canada West First Team All-Star (2004, 2005)
  • CIS First All-Canadian Team (2004, 2005)
  • 2005 CIS National Championship All-Star Team
  • MEDIA ALL-STAR TEAM – 2007 World Women’s Championship
  • 2007 Manitoba Female Athlete of the Year
  • References

    Delaney Collins Wikipedia