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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Ravens men’s hockey winless on homestand

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team went winless over the weekend, falling to the Laurier Golden Hawks by a score of 4-2 on Jan. 27, and then in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Waterloo Warriors the following night. The Ravens are now 15-8-2 on the season and sit fourth in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) East Division with three games remaining in the regular season. The Golden Hawks got off to a quick start, scoring two goals in the first period while keeping Carleton off the score board. Forward Andrew Fritsch scored the Hawks’ first goal of the night on the power play, receiving pass from Mac Clutsam in the faceoff circle and firing a one-timer that made its way past Ravens […]

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Van Allen comes back to his roots

Shaun Van Allen, a veteran of 12 years in the NHL, has been working as an assistant coach with the Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team for the past four seasons. However, for the end of this season at least, Van Allen said he was recognized for a different reason at the University Cup in Saskatoon. He played two years with the Saskatoon Blades in the Western Hockey League (WHL) before getting drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in 1987 and getting his pro career started. Van Allen said he has a special connection with Saskatoon because of his fond memories of major junior. “The city is outstanding. The people are great, and the people that were in the Blades organization when […]

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Shaun Van Allen now calls Ottawa home

Much of Shaun Van Allen’s life has been spent travelling on the road, but the former Ottawa Senator said he and his family have settled in the place where his NHL career ended. “I guess you could say Ottawa is our home now. We’ve lived here the longest of any city, probably 12 to 15 years,” said Van Allen, who spent six years with the Senators before retiring after the lost season from the 2004-05 NHL lockout. Van Allen’s choice to raise his family in Ottawa also led to an opportunity to return to hockey now that his playing days are over. He is now in his third season as the assistant coach of the Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team, […]

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