Ravens men’s hockey ends losing streak

The Carleton Ravens hit the midpoint of the season on a high note, finishing off the weekend with big wins on the road over the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees and the surging Royal Military College (RMC) Paladins. The Ravens had come into the weekend on a four game losing streak, in which they were thoroughly outplayed by their opponents.  The weekend opened up on Dec. 1 across the city at the University of Ottawa with the Ravens looking for revenge following a 4-3 loss in the Colonel By Classic. The Ravens took full advantage, racing out to a early six goal lead in the first period. First-year forward Jared Steege scored twice and added an assist in […]

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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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Former NHLer Shaun Van Allen leading Ravens men’s hockey

Following the departure of Carleton Ravens men’s hockey coach Marty Johnston over the summer, former assistant coach Shaun Van Allen stepped up as the interim head coach for the team’s 2017-18 season. Hockey has been a part of Van Allen’s life for years, having played 855 career games in the National Hockey League (NHL) during a career spanning 13 years, before becoming a coach. Throughout his career as a hockey player, Van Allen played for the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Ottawa Senators, Dallas Stars, and the Montreal Canadiens. Before his lengthy NHL career, Van Allen first laced up his skates on the rinks of Saskatchewan. “I grew up in a small village in Saskatchewan and in the winter time we played […]

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Ravens fall to Gee-Gees in Colonel By Classic

The Carleton Ravens and the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees hit the ice at TD Arena for the second annual Colonel By Classic on Nov. 17. The Ravens fell to the Gee-Gees 4-3, as the Gee-Gees looked to get their first win against Carleton this year and take home the Colonel By Classic banner. The first period of the game was defined by a hard-hitting, defensive style of play, with the Gee-Gees outshooting the Ravens 11-8. Ravens goaltender Francois Brassard stood strong, kicking out all the shots pointed towards him, with many coming from high danger spots. Carleton would have the first opportunity on the power play in the first period, which U of O goalie Graham Hunt […]

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Ravens vs. Gee-Gees: Colonel By Classic preview

Since the return of the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees men’s hockey program in 2016, the two schools have made a bigger effort to promote and make an event of their rivalry game. The second annual Colonel By Classic will take place on Nov. 17 at the TD Arena. The Ravens are the current holders of the Colonel By Classic banner after a 6-2 win last year. Despite the early confidence that the win at the Colonel By Classic instilled, the Ravens team went on to have a lackluster year. Carleton struggled all season with an underperforming power play and poor defensive zone play, leading to a record of 16-9-3. The team tied with the Université du Québec […]

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