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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Ravens baseball seeks a change in team culture

Carleton Ravens baseball has sky-high aspirations for where they want their team to go, starting with more public recognition and more support from the university. They are striving to be a more reputable athletic program and behind their head coach and president, they plan on achieving it. Despite playing a vastly popular sport in Canada, the team is classified as a competitive club at Carleton, having yet to reach varsity status. Varsity clubs are given more funding from the university, and generally receive more attention from both the university’s students and the general public. Carleton currently has 15 varsity teams and 18 competitive clubs listed on its website. As well, most competitive clubs have to leave the bulk of team […]

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Men’s hockey coach Marty Johnston steps down

Carleton Ravens men’s hockey coach Marty Johnston has announced that he will be resigning his position, leaving Shaun Van Allen to take the team’s reins for next season. Johnson is taking a big step in his professional career as he has accepted an assistant coaching position with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL). Van Allen, a Ravens assistant coach since 2010, will serve as the team’s head coach in the interim. Johnston, 38, has been with the Ravens program since the 2007-08 inaugural season, where he was brought on as an assistant coach. In 2010, he was promoted to the head coaching position and transformed the program into a perennial contender in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) […]

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Andre De Grasse Hits Ottawa for Canadian Track Championships

From the speakers around the track, the stadium filled with the thunderous voice of the announcer. He informed the crowd that this weekend’s event welcomed more main stream media stations than ever before. From July 3 to 9, the city of Ottawa played host to the 2017 Canadian Track and Field Championships. The athletic spectacle represented another big event in a series of attractions this year for Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations.  It was a star-studded affair, featuring the top Canadian athletes from a multitude of sports, but no athlete garnered as much media attention as sprinter Andre De Grasse. The 22-year-old was the poster boy for the weekend. De Grasse busted on the scene last summer at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games, where […]

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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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