Ravens golf team hires new program head

 The Carleton Ravens golf team has announced the hiringof newprogram head David McBain, who will be taking over from former head coach Andrew Donaldson. McBain was a varsity golfer himself with the Ravens team back in the 1970s. He was also one of the first two players ever to be awarded an athletic scholarship for golf in Canada. He spent the last five years as the golf team’s mental coach. “I feel the transition [from mental coach to head coach] is natural,” McBain said. McBain identified the short length of the U Sports golf season as a major challenge, because he said coaches and players are only able to spend a couple of months with one another. “Tryouts for the […]

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Ravens begin recruiting season with signing of two new forwards

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team has begun their recruiting for the off-season with the signing of Ottawa 67’s winger Jared Steege and Moose Jaw Warriors forward Dakota Odgers. Due to the departure of eight veteran players on the team, the Ravens will need to recruit new talent in order to fill the void left by the graduating players. Ravens head coach Marty Johnston said the upcoming season will feature multiple new players making their debuts for the Ravens. “We’re going to see some new faces next year . . . We’re expecting possibly nine [new] guys in our lineup,” Johnston said. With the help of two new recruits, the Ravens will seek to fill the gaps left in their […]

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Men’s hockey reflects on underwhelming season

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team’s season ended after a first round elimination at the hands of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) Patriotes back on Feb. 19. The loss wrapped up an underwhelming season for a team that qualified for the U SPORTS University Cup a year ago. At the Christmas break, the Ravens found themselves with a 10-7-1 record, and split back-to-back games eight times. By the end of the season, the Ravens were able to become more consistent, and finished fourth in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East with a record of 16-9-3. “I feel like in general we felt like we underachieved . . . We had a tougher first round matchup than we expected based […]

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Women’s basketball team reflects on season

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team established plenty of program records this season. They finished the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) regular season with an 18-1 record, and earned their first Critelli Cup. The Ravens line-up earned plenty of accolades this year, as Heather Lindsay and Catherine Traer were named to the OUA First All-Star team, while Lindsay was also a Second Team All-Canadian. Ravens forward Elizabeth Leblanc was also named to the OUA Second All-Star team. Over the course of the season, the Ravens were consistently ranked within the top five teams in all of U SPORTS, and entered the Final 8 tournament as the number one seed. Carleton will benefit from the wealth of experience at the U SPORTS […]

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Women’s basketball earns first U SPORTS bronze in program history

Coming off a disappointing semifinal loss less than 12 hours earlier, the Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team was able to rally back and defeat the Queen’s Gaels by a score of 53-43 to take  home the bronze medal at the U SPORTS women’s basketball Final 8 on March 12. The win marks the first podium finish in the history of the program. “I’m proud of them, proud of their effort and we just played less than twelve hours ago and just had a bitter loss,” Ravens head coach Taffe Charles said following the game. “We hadn’t lost in a long time and it’s always difficult to bounce back from a loss.” The team jumped out to a quick start in […]

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