Former women’s hockey captain signs with Swedish pro team

Former Carleton Ravens women’s hockey captain Tawnya Guindon has signed a contract to play professional hockey in Sweden for the Gothenburg Hockey Club in the Swedish Women’s Hockey League. Guindon said she is looking forward to taking her game abroad. “I really wanted to play abroad because it offers the chance to travel, have a new start, do something new. I’ve been playing university for the past five years for the same team, so getting a fresh start with a new team is what I wanted and doing it abroad was just making it better,” Guindon said.  “You get to meet new people and have a great life experience. Sweden has one of the top leagues for female athletes professionally […]

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Five athletes earn Reader’s Choice awards

The readers voted and The Charlatan listened. A total of 1,279 votes were cast, and the following five athletes have earned this year’s Reader’s Choice awards. Katelyn Steele Women’s hockey 580 votes In her third season with the Ravens, Steele was named an RSEQ Second-Team All-Star. Steele ranked sixth in U SPORTS with 541 saves as well as the RSEQ’s second-best save percentage at 0.920 per cent, and posted a goals-against average of 3.03. “She’s the most competitive person that I know, she works her butt off, she really wants to win and she wants to see this program do well,” Ravens teammate Tawnya Guindon said. “All the little details that she does makes her so successful.” Aaron Woods Lacrosse […]

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Leaving the Nest: Guindon wraps up five years as a Raven

Carleton Ravens women’s hockey forward Tawnya Guindon recently finished her fifth and final season with the team. Guindon was named captain of the women’s hockey team ahead of the 2015-16 season, and wore the ‘C’ on her jersey for two years. Over the course of her time at Carleton, Guindon racked up 18 goals and 25 assists, and played in 79 regular season games. The Charlatan spoke with Guindon about her thoughts on her time as a Raven, as well as her plans once she graduates. The Charlatan (TC): What has been your most memorable moment playing for the Ravens? Tawnya Guindon (TG): I’d have to say last year when we beat McGill, just because of the historical statistics about Carleton not being able to beat McGill […]

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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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Women’s hockey stung by Stingers

The Carleton Ravens women’s hockey team traveled to Montreal on Jan. 29 to take on the Concordia Stingers, but ultimately returned to Ottawa following a 5-0 defeat. With the loss, the Ravens were officially eliminated from the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) playoff race. The Ravens came into the contest after losing a pair of one-goal contests to the McGill Martlets and University of Ottawa Gee-Gees. “This was the most important game of the season for us if we wanted to make playoffs and it felt like we came into the game dominating,” said Ravens captain Tawnya Guindon. The first period ended scoreless with both teams equal in scoring chances, though Concordia managed to outshoot the Ravens 11-5. Minutes […]

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