Beaver wins Australian women’s hockey championship

Former Carleton Raven women’s hockey player Erin Beaver was part of a championship women’s hockey team this past season, but not in a place you would expect. Playing in her first season as an import defenceman in the Australian Women’s Ice Hockey League (AWIHL) with the Sydney Sirens, her team took home the national championship on March 12 with a 4-3 shoutout victory over the Brisbane Goannas. Beaver, who earned a degree in communications at Carleton, spent last season playing in Europe before heading for Australia. “I had been doing some research into playing somewhere else in the world and one of my old coaches from before I played at Carleton has been to Australia a few times to help with the promotion […]

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Steve Sumarah voted top Reader’s Choice coach

This past season, Carleton Ravens football head coach Steve Sumarah led the Ravens to their best finish since getting their return in 2013, reaching the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Semifinals, before falling to the Western Mustangs. For his efforts this season, Sumarah earned 66 votes, and earned The Charlatan Reader’s Choice award. “He’s a huge players coach. What that means from a players perspective is that he always cares about his players on a personal level,” former Ravens quarterback Jesse Mills said. “He’s not somebody who treats their players like they are just a person who shows up to practice to do their stuff. He takes an interest in everybody individually.” Ravens receiver Kyle VanWynsberghe agreed with Mills, and said he would describe Sumarah as a […]

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Choral Society tackles Beethoven

St Joseph’s Parish Church on Laurier Avenue was filled with the music of Beethoven on a very snowy Friday night. The church was packed full as the Ottawa Choral Society hosted Immortal Beloved,  a celebration of Beethoven, on March 24. The choir was accompanied by the Ottawa Music Company Orchestra, led by conductor Jean-Sebastien Valée, as well as four soloists and a pianist. They performed three works by the world famous composer, and one piece composed by Carleton University professor James Wright, based on letters Beethoven wrote to a mystery lover. Wright spoke about the theories around who exactly the letters were meant for, and the fascination that many seem to have for Beethoven’s love life. The music began shortly […]

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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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Women’s hockey remain optimistic about the future

The Carleton Ravens women’s hockey team finished last in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant de Québec (RSEQ) standings for the fourth straight year, but Ravens head coach Pierre Alain said there are positives to take away and expressed hope for next season. “We have competed [better] this year,” Alain said. “We have battled and now we are at the point where any given day we can be at any team in our division.We got some points against every single team. The progression and improvement was very good in many aspects was very good.” This season, the Ravens finished with a record of 4-14-2. The Ravens earned a pair of wins early in the season with a 3-2 win over the defending U SPORTS […]

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