Ben Borton started with the Dryden Ice Dogs for the beginning of the 2016/2017 season as Team Chaplain, through Hockey Ministries International. After working as Team Chaplain for two seasons, he then moved into the role of Assistant Coach, for the 2018/2019 season. In 2020/2021 another position was added to Borton’s role of Assistant Coach, and that was as the organization’s Assistant General Manager. The 2022/23 season marks his 3rd year in both roles.
Borton’s hockey career began while he played minor hockey in Dryden, and then as moved on to the high school program, playing for the Dryden Eagles from 1998/1999 - 2000/2001. In the spring of 1999, he was privileged to play for the Eagles in the OFSAA tournament, which was hosted in Dryden that year. For the 1999/2000 & 2000/2001 seasons Ben was named team Captain of the Dryden Eagles. Borton’s love of hockey has allowed him the privilege of coaching his daughter in Dryden Minor Hockey from IP to Atom, and his son in IP. He is has also officiated within different leagues in HNO, including the SIJHL.
Ben Borton currently lives in Dryden with his wife of 16 years, Amanda, and their two children, Peyton (13), and Nixon (7). The Borton Family is always at the rink with both kids playing hockey, Amanda as the Ice Dogs’ billet coordinator and Ben coaching the Ice Dogs.