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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Men’s hockey extends win streak

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team extended their winning streak to five games on Jan. 20 by shutting out the Nipissing Lakers by a score of 3-0. The Ravens were able to open up the scoring in the first period as forwards Alexandre Boivin and Travis Douglas went on a rush. Boivin beat the lone Lakers defenceman and passed it to Douglas, who was able to slide it through the five-hole of Lakers goaltender Domenic Graham. The Ravens were able to hold the Lakers to only five shots in the first period as the Ravens strong defensive core remained steady. “I think our recent success has come from our ability to play in our own end. We have been shutting teams down,” […]

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Men’s hockey splits games for seventh time

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team went on the road to take on the York Lions and Brock Badgers in their final two games before the holiday break. The Ravens opened their road trip on Dec. 2 against the Lions, who were second place in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) West entering the game. Carleton opened the scoring midway through the first period with goals from Corey Durocher and captain Michael McNamee. With the goal, McNamee notched his team-leading 27th point of the season. Heading into the second frame with the two-goal lead, the Carleton defence took over and allowed only four shots on goal in the second period. Ravens freshmen Adam Chapman scored to extend the Carleton lead to […]

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Ravens prepared for rematch with UOIT

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team had the offense rolling in their game on Jan. 7 against the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Ridgebacks at the Ice House. The Ravens thrashed the Ridgebacks by a score of 8−0, with forwards Brett Welychka and Brent Norris notching three points each. “We came out with the right mindset tonight. All four lines contributed to the win,” said Ravens head coach Marty Johnston. Ravens captain Michael McNamee opened the scoring midway through the first period and the team never looked back. The Ravens added one more later in the period, then two in the second, to give them a commanding 4-0 lead after 40 minutes. Despite the stranglehold they had, the […]

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Men’s hockey players heading to Kazakhstan

For four Ravens, their university hockey experience will extend well beyond the boundaries of Carleton. Corey Durocher, Michael McNamee, Ryan Van Stralen, and Brett Welychka, members of the Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team, have been named to Team Canada for the 2017 International University Sports Federation (FISU) Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan later this month. According to McNamee, the event will be a once in a lifetime experience. “It’s obviously a great honour and it will be a wonderful opportunity,” he said. “I know for a lot of us, it’ll be the first time being able to represent Canada as a nation, and to me, that’s something every young hockey player dreams of doing.” In addition to the four players, […]

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