Editorial: Extend marketing of rivalry games to other CU sports

Panda Game is the largest U Sports event in Canada with last year’s crowd coming in at 23,329 spectators and this year’s game on pace to sell just as well. Along with Panda Game, Carleton has heavily marketed rivalry games with the University of Ottawa (U of O) in basketball (Capital Hoops) and men’s hockey (the Colonel By Classic). While these varsity sports pull massive crowds with their rivalry games, club sports are neglected and their games against the U of O come and go with little to no marketing. For example, this month the Ravens baseball team played their rivals from the U of O in a three-game O-Train Series. Given the lack of marketing of this series, how […]

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Former men’s hockey captain joins team as assistant coach

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team has added a familiar face to the coaching staff as they look ahead to the 2017-18 season. New assistant coach Joey Manley is a former Raven who played for the Ravens from 2009 to 2013 and was captain during his last season at Carleton. While wearing the Ravens jersey, Manley scored 92 points in 83 games landing him in sixth place in Ravens all-time, modern-era scoring. In his final year he was awarded the Jack Vogan Memorial Medal as an outstanding graduating male athlete at Carleton. Born in Ottawa, Manley played for the Ottawa Jr. Senators and Nepean Raiders of the Canadian Junior Hockey League before playing for Carleton. The Charlatan spoke with Manley […]

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Men’s hockey season preview

Oct. 12 will mark the beginning of the Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team’s season, as Carleton will face cross-town rival University of Ottawa at the Ice House. The Ravens will be looking to start the season off strong after a disappointing first round playoff exit at the hands of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) Patriotes. The Ravens have had a busy off-season with the arrival of nine new recruits and the departure of key coaching staff and veteran players. Head coach Marty Johnston left the team to take a job as a member of the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Manitoba Moose coaching staff. Johnston left the team with an impressive record of 129-42-12. Former assistant coach Shaun Van Allen, […]

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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 picks up four new recruits

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team has signed three new players as they continue their offseason retooling. The four recruits are Benji Curtis, Cody Caron, Matt Sozanski, and Michael Constantine. Although official signings have only been announced within the last couple of months, Ravens head coach Marty Johnston said the recruiting process started as early as last September. “We identify the 20-year-old players of the Major Junior and Junior A level, and we start compiling our lists and identifying who would be a potential fit at our school. If it’s a fit for both, we move forward,” Johnston said. Benji Curtis is a forward from Mactaquac, N.B. He played last on the Pictou County Weeks Crushers of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League (MHL). […]

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