The Glory Days: Life after high school sports

Joel Hannan still remembers sitting in the locker room after the final hockey game of his high school career. His equipment soaked from helmet to toe, ice melting off his skates, wondering if he would ever take the ice again after he graduated. It’s been nearly four and a half years since Hannan chose to hang up his skates. That time, it was for good. He is one of the many examples of how many former high school athletes struggle to adapt to life after sports. “I think for a lot of athletes, there’s the competitive element of being involved in sport,” said University of Alberta professor Billie Strean. “But then there’s all the other things that go with sports. […]

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Catherine Traer reflects on her final Capital Hoops game

On the morning before the annual Capital Hoops Classic, Catherine Traer could be seen arriving at the Raven’s Nest for her team’s scheduled morning shootaround. Only this time, she was filled with more emotion than usual. For Traer, this year’s game was the last time she would set foot on the court of the Canadian Tire Centre as a member of Carleton’s women’s basketball program. “It’s kind of bittersweet,” Traer said. “You dream of playing at a place like this when you’re a little girl. Personally, I’m from Ottawa. I came here and I grew up watching these girls play and I really looked up to them.” On Feb. 2,  the Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team won their third Capital Hoops Classic in […]

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Letter: Olympic alliance an opportunity for progress

We are less than two weeks away from the Winter Olympics, the grandest stage of athletic achievement and cultural diversity. A time when fans can embrace their national pride and when world leaders can briefly exchange their cue cards for flags. With the 2018 Winter Olympic Games set to take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the narrative leading into this year’s games is shaping up to be one of the more politically driven ones in recent memory. After all, that is what these Winter Olympics are all about, right? At least that is what the news makes it out to be. For the first time in Olympic history, North Korea and South Korea will be competing under the same flag. […]

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Women’s basketball victorious at Capital Hoops for third year in a row

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team were able to take home the Capital Hoops trophy at the Canadian Tire Centre with a 57-41 win over the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gee’s. The win marks the Ravens 20th straight win of the regular season and pushed them one more step closer to achieving a perfect season. The Ravens stormed out of the gate to begin the first quarter by taking advantage of a couple of missed shots by the Gee-Gees offence. Carleton Ravens center Heather Lindsay was making her presence felt early inside the paint by scoring six of the Ravens 11 points to start the game. Ravens guard Cynthia Dupont was also making the most of her opportunities […]

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C.J. Garcia strengthens Ravens squad

As the Carleton men’s hockey team continues to experience another strong regular season, the Ravens are hoping that their newest recruit will be the final piece needed to make a deep playoff run in the tough Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East Division. The Ravens were able to recruit 5’11” defenseman C.J. Garcia, a highly touted player out of Pickering, Ont., who started the beginning of this year playing for the ECHL Colorado Eagles. The former Eagle said that his discussions with the coaching staff, along with the impressive résumé of former players that have gone on to play at the professional level, were large factors for why he chose to come to Carleton. “The head coach Shaun Van Allen, and […]

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