Carleton student studies sledge hockey athletes

Alicia Gal is a biomedical engineering PhD candidate at Carleton. Her research focuses on the biomechanics of sledge hockey. Sledge hockey follows the same rules as upright hockey does, allowing those with physical disabilities to play this country’s de facto national sport. The sport was introduced into the Olympics at the 1994 games in Lillehammer, Norway, where the Swedish team won the sport’s first Olympic gold medal. It has since grown to be one of the most popular sports in the winter Paralympic games, with Canada winning its first and only gold medal at the 2006 games in Turin, Italy. Despite the popularity of the sport, not many academics are actually researching the science behind it. This is the gap that […]

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Women’s hockey fails to score over weekend

The Carleton Ravens women’s hockey team started 2018 with a difficult set of games on the first weekend of the new year. On Jan. 5, they fell to their cross-town rivals the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees, 2-0. Then on Jan. 7, they hosted the league leaders, Université de Montreal, and once again failed to put the puck in the back of the net, losing 1-0. The Ravens walked into the Gee-Gees Minto Sports Complex looking for a big, but unlikely, victory. The Gee-Gees are currently the surprise of the season, sitting second in the division with a squad that welcomed 11 new players this year. Despite these new faces, the contest was marked by the veterans, with […]

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Women’s soccer drops two crucial games over weekend

The Carleton Ravens women’s soccer team traveled to Toronto this weekend for two crucial games against the University of Toronto (U of T) Varsity Blues and the Ryerson Rams in hopes of moving up the rankings and landing a playoff spot. This weekend was not what the Ravens would have hoped for. After a hard-fought game filled with missed opportunities against the Varsity Blues and a game that was spent very much on the back foot against the Rams, the Ravens return home with two tough losses. On Sept. 23, the Ravens were outplayed in the first half being outshot 7-2 by the Varsity Blues, but neither side could capitalize. This is thanks in large part to Ravens goalkeeper, Rada […]

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