Alyssa Cerino finds her place with Carleton basketball

“In the end, it wasn’t the right fit for me,” Ravens forward Alyssa Cerino said about her decision to transfer from the Windsor Lancers at the end of last season. The Stoney Creek, Ont., native chose to attend Carleton after two years at Windsor partly because of her friendship with Ravens point guard Jenjen Abella. “It was a tough decision,” she reflected. “Obviously transferring, change is a big thing but I knew [Abella] kind of made it more comfortable and easy.” Abella and Cerino have known each other since Cerino’s high school days in Stoney Creek. “At home, we train together every day and we’d always talk about playing together but never could because she was at [Mohawk College] and […]

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Men’s hockey split final two games of season

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team defeated the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Patriotes (UQTR) 4-2 on Feb. 9, and then fell to the Concordia Stingers 4-2 on Feb. 10 in the final two games of the regular season. Prior to the game against UQTR, the Ravens honored David Weckworth, Fabian Walsh, Derek Brown, Ryan Van Stralen, Conor McLaren, Brett Welychka, Curtis Meighan, Tyler Akeson, and Matthew Jenkins in a graduation ceremony as it was their last home game of the regular season. The Ravens struck first, when just 34 seconds into the opening period, Weckworth fired the puck into the back of the net past Patriotes goaltender Sebastien Auger and in doing so, scored his first goal of the […]

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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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Men’s hockey wins first game of playoff series against the U of O

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team opened up the quarterfinal best-of-three series against the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees with a 3-2 victory in overtime. The two teams last faced each other in the playoffs back in 2013 which saw the Ravens advance to the second round with a 2-1 win in the series. Halfway through the opening period, Ravens forward Curtis Meighan opened the scoring on a shorthanded goal when he deked out Gee-Gees goaltender Anthony Brodeur to give Carleton a 1-0 lead heading into the second period. With the goal, Meighan recorded his first goal of the season and the Ravens’ first post-season goal this year. “It’s really nice, it’s nice that it finally came in […]

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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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