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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Carleton named twice in top 50 Ottawa sports moments

Joining the wave of Canada 150 celebrations across Canada, the Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame revealed the top 50 moments in Ottawa’s sports history at its yearly induction gala on June 2. Carleton was mentioned in two of the top 50 moments, etching Carleton’s athletic feats into the city’s history. The moments chosen were the Ravens men’s basketball championship dominance and the first-ever Panda Game in 1955. Ranked as number 13 on the list, the tradition began when a University of Ottawa student donated a stuffed panda bear named Pedro to be used as the trophy for the annual football game between the rival schools. Following a 14-year absence after the Ravens football program was cut in 1998, the rivalry […]

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Ravens golf team hires new program head

 The Carleton Ravens golf team has announced the hiringof newprogram head David McBain, who will be taking over from former head coach Andrew Donaldson. McBain was a varsity golfer himself with the Ravens team back in the 1970s. He was also one of the first two players ever to be awarded an athletic scholarship for golf in Canada. He spent the last five years as the golf team’s mental coach. “I feel the transition [from mental coach to head coach] is natural,” McBain said. McBain identified the short length of the U Sports golf season as a major challenge, because he said coaches and players are only able to spend a couple of months with one another. “Tryouts for the […]

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Ravens Football announces new defensive line coach

The Carleton Ravens football team has announced David Caron as their new defensive line coach. Caron called his decision to apply for the job a “no-brainer,” and cited his strong relationship with the coaching staff as a deciding factor. “It’s a program that’s heading in the right direction,” Caron said. “I think it’s an amazing staff to work with and just a great environment to coach and to work with great student athletes.” Caron was previously the defensive line and special teams coach of Les Élans du Cégep Garneau for three seasons. He got his start in coaching at his former high school, Les Loups de l’École Secondaire Curé-Antoine-Labelle, in 2007. Caron had the opportunity to coach his younger brother, […]

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