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Brianna Delaney
Position Forward
5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
CHA Team Robert Morris Colonials
Pro Career 2006 – present

Playing careerEdit

Delaney participated in seven sports while attending Sacred Heart Catholic High School. She was the Most Valuable Player of her high school hockey team in 2006, 2007[1] and 2008. She competed for the NCCP Ottawa Capitals and helped the squad earn a spot in the 2007 PWHL league playoffs. The following year, she earned a silver medal with the Capitals.[2] She played for Team Ontario Blue at the National Under 18 Championships in Kitchener. She earned a Bronze medal in participating at the Ontario Winter games in 2006.


During the 2008-09 season, Delaney skated in all 35 games for the Colonials. She broke the RMU single-season record for points (32) and goals (18). In addition, she tied for first on the team with 14 assists. She was 13th in the NCAA in rookie scoring. She also led the Colonials in shots (113), power play goals (6), and short-handed goals (2). She had eight multi-point games and scored at least one point in 19 games. In the postseason, Delaney scored one goal and one assist in the CHA semifinal versus Wayne State. [3]

On October 3, 2008, she scored an unassisted goal against number 3 ranked Minnesota to give the Colonials a 2-0 lead after the first period. The Colonials would go on to upset the Golden Gophers by a 3-2 mark. On November 1, 2008, Delaney had the first multi-goal game of her career. She scored two goals (including the game winning goal) versus the Cornell Big Red, to give RMU a 2-1 win. In a 5-4 win over Maine (on November 29), Delaney had a season-high three assists. Versus Sacred Heart, Delaney registered eight points in the two game series (played on February 6 and 7, 2009). Delaney had two goals and two assists in each game. On February 21, the Colonials bested Wayne State 1-0, and Delaney assisted on the game winning goal.

On January 8, 2011, against the University of Connecticut Huskies, Brianna Delaney scored the first two goals of the game. Both goals were assisted by her sister Cobina Delaney. This was the first time in their careers at Robert Morris that Cobina had assisted on a goal by Brianna. [4] Both goals were scored within eight minutes of the game. With the two goals, Brianna became just the second Colonial to surpass the 80 point plateau in her career. In addition, she became just the third Colonials player to score 40 career goals as her second goal of the game was the 40th of her Robert Morris University career. In addition, it was the 21st multi-point game of her career.

The following day (January 9), in the second consecutive game versus Connecticut, Brianna picked up a third period assist to break the all-time Robert Morris University school record for assists in a career.[5] It was her 42nd assist of her career. She assisted on a goal by her younger sister Cobina. This was Cobina’s fifth goal of the season, all of which have been assisted by Brianna.[6]

On January 21st, 2011, Brianna Delaney registered her team-leading seventh multi-point game of the season. She had a goal and an assist in the 6-3 setback. It was her 22nd career multi-point game which allowed her to become the first player in Robert Morris history to tally three 20-point seasons in her career. In addition, she also combined with her younger sister, Cobina, to assist on a goal for the second time this season. [7]

On Friday, January 20, 2012, Delaney scored in the third period of a 4-2 loss to CHA rival Mercyhurst. After being hooked, she scored on a wrist shot top shelf as she was falling to the ice. With the score, Delaney reached three milestones. She became just the second Robert Morris player to reach the 50 goal plateau. In addition, the score marked her 20th point of the season. It made her the first player in school history to post four 20 point seasons. Said goal also marked the 113th point of her career, the most by any Robert Morris women's hockey player in school history.[8]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • CHA Rookie of the Week (Week of December 5, 2008)
  • CHA Rookie of the Week (Week of February 9, 2009)
  • CHA Offensive Player of the Week (Week of October 13, 2008)
  • All-CHA Rookie Team (2008-09)[9]
  • Robert Morris, 2009 Offensive Player of the Year
  • Robert Morris, 2009 Rookie of the Year
  • RMU Female Student-Athlete of the Week (Week of October 26, 2011)[10]
  • 2011 Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year award nominee[11]
  • 2012 Hockey Humanitarian Award nominee[12]


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