Where are they now: Catching up with former Ravens

Carleton University has featured over 16,000 student athletes in its 75-year history. The Charlatan got in touch with four former Ravens athletes to talk about where their athletic careers have taken them since leaving the nest. Each of the four athletes represents a different Carleton team, but they have all found success in their respective sports since their time as Ravens. Emma Miskew (Women’s curling, 2007-2012) Emma Miskew is a curler on Team Homan, led by fellow Ottawa native Rachel Homan. This year, they won the Women’s World Championships of Curling in Beijing, China. While filling the role of a third on the team, Miskew has also won three Canadian championships. “Being a three-time Canadian champion makes me feel incredibly […]

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Men’s hockey picks up four new recruits

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team has signed three new players as they continue their offseason retooling. The four recruits are Benji Curtis, Cody Caron, Matt Sozanski, and Michael Constantine. Although official signings have only been announced within the last couple of months, Ravens head coach Marty Johnston said the recruiting process started as early as last September. “We identify the 20-year-old players of the Major Junior and Junior A level, and we start compiling our lists and identifying who would be a potential fit at our school. If it’s a fit for both, we move forward,” Johnston said. Benji Curtis is a forward from Mactaquac, N.B. He played last on the Pictou County Weeks Crushers of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League (MHL). […]

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Ravens host two training camps in preparation for season

To prepare for the upcoming season of university soccer, the Carleton Ravens men’s soccer team is holding two summer training camps. The first training camp, an open camp where anyone could attend and participate, was held at the end of April. This is known as an ‘ID camp.’ The best players from the April camp will be studied and identified before being chosen to attend the second camp at the end of May. Only a select few will be chosen to compete at May’s invite-only training camp, according to Ravens head coach Kwesi Loney. “We have a lot of new faces coming in, but the new faces that are coming in are very experienced in terms of where they’ve played before,” Loney said. “Don’t get […]

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Leaving the Nest: Guindon wraps up five years as a Raven

Carleton Ravens women’s hockey forward Tawnya Guindon recently finished her fifth and final season with the team. Guindon was named captain of the women’s hockey team ahead of the 2015-16 season, and wore the ‘C’ on her jersey for two years. Over the course of her time at Carleton, Guindon racked up 18 goals and 25 assists, and played in 79 regular season games. The Charlatan spoke with Guindon about her thoughts on her time as a Raven, as well as her plans once she graduates. The Charlatan (TC): What has been your most memorable moment playing for the Ravens? Tawnya Guindon (TG): I’d have to say last year when we beat McGill, just because of the historical statistics about Carleton not being able to beat McGill […]

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Ravens curling teams compete at OUA Championships

The Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Curling Championships were hosted by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Ridgebacks from Feb. 16-20. The Carleton Ravens women’s curling team narrowly missed out on the podium, as they fell by a score of 7-6 against the University of Toronto Varsity Blues in the bronze medal game after finishing 6-1 in round robin play. The Ravens men’s curling team, meanwhile, wrapped up round robin play with a 4-3 record, and lost to the Laurier Golden Hawks by a score of 6-5 in the quarterfinals. “I can say I’m satisfied with the finish, but disappointed in another way because I think we had a good enough team that we probably could have finished at […]

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