Hannah Schmidt leading the Carleton ski team

Hannah Schmidt is a third-year criminology student and member of the Carleton alpine ski team, who has now found herself as the team captain and the club’s president. Schmidt has taken a long, complicated path to Carleton. Navigating the ups and downs of athletic life, she has taken on the role of running the ski team because of her love of the team. “I keep doing it because I just love it, I can’t stop,” she said when asked about what has kept her involved with the sport after so many quit post-high school. Schmidt is also a relative outsider to the world of Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) ski racing—without a big team to back her, she […]

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Esports team looking to grow at Carleton

Tespa Carleton, the Carleton University esports club, has grown since it started in August 2016 and now has an eye towards becoming an official Carleton Athletics club, according to Robert Oles, its founder and president. “We started as an esports organization that was looking to kind of connect gamers on campus,” Oles, a third-year public affairs and policy management student, said. Like other universities esports clubs, it partnered with Tespa, a North American collegiate esports organization. Esports are organized, multi-player video game competitions where players take part in a variety of first-person shooter, battle arenas, strategy, or fighting video games. When the Carleton club started, there were 40 members, which grew to 70 by December 2016 and then to 270 […]

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Carleton hosts first OUA figure skating competition

The Carleton Ice House stands were packed on Nov. 23, as the Ravens competitive figure skating club hosted the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Fall Invitational. The competition was the first invitational ever to be hosted at Carleton. Led by head coach Laura Kilpatrick, the Ravens’ program consists of 29 skaters overall, 21 of which are competitive skaters. The Ravens hosted 10 visiting universities from across Ontario at the invitational. “Being able to show where we train and what our department is like here, and also to see the girls on the team act as the representatives for the school [was a proud moment],” Kilpatrick said. The day-long competition consisted of 11 events, a mixture of free-skate and dance-skate events, along with a […]

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Women’s hockey drops two games over weekend

The Carleton Ravens women’s hockey team fell to the Université de Montreal Carabins 6-0 on Nov. 25 and then were defeated by the Concordia Stingers 2-0 on Nov. 26, completing a tough losing weekend. Against the Carabins, the Ravens defence were able to hold off Montreal’s strong offensive pressure allowing no goals in the first period and keeping the score tied at 0-0. Montreal came out with speed in the second period and were able to convert when on the power play. Carabins forward Annie Germain fired the puck past Ravens goaltender Katelyn Steele one minute into the second period. The Carabins scored their second goal of the period, as defenceman Kim Poirier beat Steele and put the puck into […]

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Men’s hockey loses fourth straight game

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team continued a four game losing streak this weekend as they lost games to both the York Lions and the Ryerson Rams. During the York game, the Ravens were able to hold the lead for most of the game, before a late equalizer sent the game to overtime and then a shootout where the Lions won 3-2. Carleton gained the early lead as Evan De Haan fired the puck past York goalie Alex Fotinos, putting the Ravens up 1-0. Travis Douglas would net another goal for the Ravens, when his shot off the post brought the lead up to 2-0. The Ravens imposed their will physically on the York Lions and used speed in the […]

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