Men’s hockey loses 5-0 to the U of O in playoff series

Coming off a dramatic overtime victory in Game 1 of the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) quarterfinals, the Carleton Ravens travelled across town to take on the University of Ottawa (U of) Gee-Gees in the second game of the series. The Ravens, without captain Brett Welychka in the lineup following a hit to the head in the final regular season game against Concordia, had to make several key adjustments from the first match up, in which they had a disastrous defensive showing, allowing 30 shots on goaltender Francois Brassard. “He was unbelievable, he really just stole one for us,” said forward Curtis Meighan of Brassard’s performance the previous game. Within the first five minutes, despite having a high-energy start, the Ravens […]

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Editorial: Capital Hoops games should alternate times

Capital Hoops is the annual matchup between the Carleton University Ravens and the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees men’s and women’s basketball teams. The games take place at the Canadian Tire Centre, with the women’s team playing at 6 p.m. this year, followed by the men’s team, who start at 8 p.m. Every year, for the past three years, the Capital Hoops matchup game has drawn over 10,000 students. However, as anyone who has watched both the men’s and women’s teams games will tell you, the turnout for women’s games is noticeably lower than the men’s game. Tickets for both games are sold together, so there is no data on how many students turn out for the women’s […]

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U Sports and the battle with concussions

Using your head while playing sports may have severe consequences if you don’t use it the right way. For several years now, concussions have become a serious issue in the hockey world, and leagues everywhere are adapting and finding ways to improve player safety. U Sports is the national managing body of all Canadian university sports, both men’s and women’s, and is currently dealing with the issue of concussions. “Concussions are essentially a traumatic brain injury and as a result, they should be taken seriously,” said Neill Davidson, a certified athletic therapist for the Carleton University Sports Science Medicine Clinic. He said one major misconception people have about concussions is a person has to lose consciousness in order to be […]

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Women’s basketball heads into break undefeated

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team finished the first half of the season with an undefeated 10-0 record and are ranked fourth in the country thanks to a revamped offence and a strong defence. “I thought we did well,” head coach Taffe Charles said. “We were relatively healthy which was unusual for the first part of the year and maybe, because we’re deep. The minutes are being distributed pretty well.” The team is first in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) and hasn’t lost since falling to the University of Alberta Pandas in exhibition play on Oct. 6. The team has emphasized being more offensive this season, according to Charles. So far, so good: the Ravens are at the top (or near) […]

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Ravens football season preview: key recruits and more

Carleton Ravens 2016 regular season record: 6-2 2016 regular season standings: 4th in Ontario University Athletics (OUA) 2016 playoff record: 1-1 2016 playoff finish: Lost 51-24 in OUA semifinal to Western The Carleton Ravens football team ended the 2016 season with a record of six wins two losses, putting them into fourth place in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA). This gave Carleton back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since the revival of the program. They carried this momentum into the playoffs where they defeated their rivals from the University of Ottawa, making their way back to the OUA semifinal. Like the year before, this would be as far as the team would go as they fell to the Western Mustangs 51-24. […]

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