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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Ravens begin recruiting season with signing of two new forwards

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team has begun their recruiting for the off-season with the signing of Ottawa 67’s winger Jared Steege and Moose Jaw Warriors forward Dakota Odgers. Due to the departure of eight veteran players on the team, the Ravens will need to recruit new talent in order to fill the void left by the graduating players. Ravens head coach Marty Johnston said the upcoming season will feature multiple new players making their debuts for the Ravens. “We’re going to see some new faces next year . . . We’re expecting possibly nine [new] guys in our lineup,” Johnston said. With the help of two new recruits, the Ravens will seek to fill the gaps left in their […]

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Five coaches nominated for Reader’s Choice awards

As the 2016-17 athletics season winds down at Carleton, The Charlatan is giving readers the opportunity to vote for their top Ravens head coach this season. Online voting has opened at www.charlatan.ca, and will conclude on April 3. Taffe Charles Women’s basketball In his 10th season as the Carleton Ravens women’s basketball head coach, Charles led the program to a record-setting finish. Following an 18-1 regular season finish, the Ravens cruised through the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoffs and earned their first Critelli Cup. After earning that top seed at the U SPORTS women’s basketball Final 8 in Victoria, B.C., the Ravens briefly stumbled with a semifinal loss to the McGill Martlets, but bounced back with a win in the […]

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Men’s hockey reflects on underwhelming season

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team’s season ended after a first round elimination at the hands of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) Patriotes back on Feb. 19. The loss wrapped up an underwhelming season for a team that qualified for the U SPORTS University Cup a year ago. At the Christmas break, the Ravens found themselves with a 10-7-1 record, and split back-to-back games eight times. By the end of the season, the Ravens were able to become more consistent, and finished fourth in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East with a record of 16-9-3. “I feel like in general we felt like we underachieved . . . We had a tougher first round matchup than we expected based […]

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Leaving the Nest: McNamee goes pro

Ravens men’s hockey player Michael McNamee recently wrapped up his fourth and final season with the team this past February. Prior to playing at Carleton, he played 121 games in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, as well as suiting up for the Smiths Falls Bears in the Central Canada Hockey League for three seasons. On Feb. 28, after wrapping up his season with the Ravens, McNamee signed an amateur try-out contract with the Syracuse Crunch in the American Hockey League. He spoke to The Charlatan about his memories of his time as a Raven, as well as his pro hockey aspirations. The Charlatan (TC): What would you say is your fondest memory playing for the Ravens? Michael McNamee (MM): […]

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