Role Ice hockey player
National team Canada
Height 1.60 m
|Playing career |
Weight 60 kg
Name Delaney Collins
|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.
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.
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.
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.