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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Five new inductees announced to Ravens Hall of Fame

Earlier this month, the Carleton University Recreation and Athletics department announced five new inductees to the Ravens Hall of Fame. The Inductees were separated into two categories, the athlete category, which honours previous varsity athletes, and the builders category, which honours non-players that made big contributions to Ravens athletics, such as coaches and managers. This year’s inductees are: Mike Lanos (Athlete) – Men’s Soccer Mike Lanos was the star of the Men’s Soccer team in its earliest stages. In just the team’s third year, Lanos lead the Ravens to the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) finals with his selfless team play and leadership. Each year the Mike Lanos Award, named after him, is presented to a varsity athlete that knows the […]

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Four Ravens selected for revived Hall of Fame

The Carleton athletics department has announced the four alumni whose names will be the first since 2003 to be welcomed into the resurrected Ravens Hall of Fame. The inductees include former Ravens basketball star Osvaldo Jeanty, decorated Olympic fencer Marc Lavoie, retired Canadian national water polo player Waneek Horn-Miller, and Paul Correy, rounding out the list in the builders category for his work as an alum in reviving the Ravens hockey team. The four Ravens alumni are set to be inducted Oct. 16 into the new Ravens Athletics Hall of Fame, according to Carleton’s website. Paul Armstrong, the senior development officer for Carleton’s athletics department, said the timing felt right to bring back the Hall of Fame. “It was never […]

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Carleton Hall of Fame adding new members

Carleton University Athletics has announced that it will be inducting three to five new members to its Hall of Fame in September. As it stands, there are 32 current members in the Hall of Fame, including athletes, donors, coaches, and administrators. The last time the hall opened its doors to new members was in 2003. Jennifer Brenning, Carleton’s athletics director, said it is a fitting time to open the Hall given the amount of growth and change that has occurred in the department since then. “With the launch of football this past year . . . [and] starting a homecoming tradition called Throwback, we felt it was appropriate to resurrect the Hall of Fame,” Brenning said. Brenning also gave some […]

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