Ex-hockey coach accepts settlement offer, ends lawsuit against university

Fred Parker, the former head coach of the Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team, has accepted a $20,000 offer to drop his wrongful dismissal lawsuit against the university. In an email forwarded to the Charlatan by Bruce Sevigny, Parker’s lawyer, the former bench boss made the announcement to a group of “friends, colleagues, supporters and former players” Feb. 13. In the email, Parker said he agreed to accept the sum at this time because he believes to have “established the truth” behind Carleton’s decision to terminate his contract. When the lawsuit was filed in June 2010, Parker originally sought $400,000 in damages for breach of contract, $100,000 for defamation and $100,000 in punitive damages, Sevigny said. The lawsuit stemmed from Parker’s […]

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Ravens soar over Gee-Gees at Capital Hoops Classic

In front of 7,022 boisterous fans, the Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team won their fifth straight MBNA Capital Hoops Classic against a leaderless University of Ottawa Gee-Gees team Jan. 18 at Scotiabank Place. The Gee-Gees were without their leading scorer, Warren Ward, who has been on the sidelines since the beginning of the new year with a torn ACL. Ward is second overall in Ontario University Athletics scoring, with an average of 18.9 points per game. With the 74-34 win, the Ravens have won their last 13 meetings with the Gee-Gees, with their last loss against their cross-town rival coming on Feb. 18, 2007. Last year’s classic saw the Gee-Gees take a commanding lead in the first 10 minutes, going […]

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Women drop first-ever Capital Hoops Classic to rival Gee-Gees

In the fifth women’s edition of the MBNA Capital Hoops Classic, the Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team lost a thrilling 59-55 game to their cross-town rival University of Ottawa Gee-Gees Jan. 18 at Scotiabank Place. It was the first time the Ravens lost to the Gee-Gees at the annual event. Ravens head coach Taffe Charles said he was happy with his team’s play, but disappointed with the loss. “Our players dug deep and played really hard tonight, so we have to take from our effort and hopefully translate it in our next games,” he said. Both teams started well, with the scoring going back and forth on the first few possessions. Forward Ashleigh Cleary’s nine points in the first frame, […]

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Live blog: Capital Hoops Classic 2012

Join the Charlatan’s Gianluca Nesci and other Charlatan reporters Wednesday, Jan. 18 as they live-blog the 2012 Capital Hoops Classic from Scotiabank Place. The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team will kick off the double-header at 6 p.m. against the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees, before the men take to the court at 8 p.m. MNBA Capital Hoops Classic 2012

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