Men’s hockey loses 5-0 to the U of O in playoff series

Coming off a dramatic overtime victory in Game 1 of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) quarterfinals, the Carleton Ravens travelled across town to take on the University of Ottawa (U of) Gee-Gees in the second game of the series. The Ravens, without captain Brett Welychka in the lineup following a hit to the head in the final regular season game against Concordia, had to make several key adjustments from the first match up, in which they had a disastrous defensive showing, allowing 30 shots on goaltender Francois Brassard. “He was unbelievable, he really just stole one for us,” said forward Curtis Meighan of Brassard’s performance the previous game. Within the first five minutes, despite having a high-energy start, the Ravens […]

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Men’s hockey playoff preview: Carleton versus the U of O

The University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees and Carleton Ravens are set to take each other on in the quarterfinals of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) men’s hockey playoffs. The Gee-Gees and Ravens have had opposite seasons going into their first round matchup in the OUA East. The Ravens came into the season under new direction; following the departure of head coach Marty Johnson to the Manitoba Moose. Expectations were kept low for new coach Shaun Van Allen, who had to navigate nine new players going into the season, and lost several key players such as first line center Michael McNamee. Despite the losses, Van Allen was able to guide his team to a fast start of the season, […]

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Men’s hockey splits weekend games in Montreal

The Carleton Ravens entered their two games over the weekend against the Concordia Stingers and McGill Redmen, looking to get closer to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs. The two Montreal teams, traditional powers in the OUA East Division, have tested Carleton this season. Carleton’s record against the two teams going into the weekend was 1-3. The Ravens were able to come out on top in their game against Concordia 4-2, but fell to McGill the next night. On Jan. 26, the Stingers caught the Ravens flatfooted in the opening period, keeping goaltender Francois Brassard busy. Carleton still managed to exit the period with the lead, as captain Brett Welychka, fired a wrist shot past the outstretched glove of Stingers goaltender […]

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Former Ravens linemen joins Ottawa Redblacks

Tyler Young, the Carleton Ravens fearsome right tackle, has been protecting the Ravens quarterbacks since the re-inauguration of the program in 2013. A local kid through-and-through, he graduated from Sacred Heart High School, stepping right onto the Ravens offensive line, and establishing himself as one of the premier linemen in Ontario University Athletics (OUA). After five years on the team, Young is graduating with a degree in criminology and has recently signed as a free agent with the Ottawa Redblacks. “It’s going to be a huge transition,” he said. “The strength, the size, the speed and even the knowledge of the game is [higher], so there’s a lot of preparation to go in before [training] camp.” He added that there are noticeable […]

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Men’s hockey regroups before break

At the midway point of the season, the Ravens men’s hockey team can be best described as surprising. The team is coming off a disappointing first-round exit during the 2016-17 season, which saw the departure of head coach Marty Johnson in the off-season. Also leaving the team were top-line-centre and last season’s leader in points on the team, Michael McNamee. In a pre-season interview with The Charlatan, interim head coach Shaun Van Allen said the team would have to start playing more physically. “I don’t want us to be an easy team to play if we’re going to be beat, I want the other team to know that they had to play a full 60 minutes to beat us,” Van […]

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