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									Ravens sports & lifestyle magazine                        Issue #2 Winter 2012


 Ravens Football Reborn                                       David Blair
 What does the program’s revival             Legally blind Ravens rower sets
 mean?                                          sights on Paralympic Games

 Bruce Marshall
                                                Fashion off the Field
 From sprained ankles to torn ACLs,
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                                            when they’re not wearing jerseys
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Fashion Off the Field                4
Legally Blind Rower Sets Sights on   6
Paralympic Games
Ravens Football Returns              10
Midseason Reviews for Men’s and      15
Women’s Basketball and Hockey
Marshall Keeps Ravens Soaring        21
Ravens Getting Help From NCAA        23
CUFit Spotlight: Louise & Raoul      27

  When you see a Ravens athlete, they are usually sporting the red, white and black on the field, the
  court or the ice. But these athletes all have completely different styles away from their jerseys.

  Ravens soccer’s Alexandria Druggett and Danny Gutierrez give us the inside scoop on how they
  express themselves using fashion.

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                            Alexandria Druggett            Danny Gutierrez
                         How do you think you can use fashion to express yourself?
      I think that to some extent one’s fashion sense I like to give off a clean and professional look
 could represent the type of person they are, but it’s whenever I go out. Using fitted and slim styled
   also a reflection of how creative a person can be. clothing, I believe my image is smart and classy.

                                                   What is your style?
I don’t think that I have one specific style. I really like I don’t really have one. If I were though, it would be a
   fashion and trends from different eras, so I’ll try to mix of dressy with a little bit of indie.
 use pieces from all different styles to make my own.

                                     What’s your favourite trend this year?
                                             Faux fur. I’m really liking the dress-styled winter boots that are
                                                       available in almost every shoe store. Boots back in the
                                                       day used to be so bulky and scary.

                                         Where do you like to shop?
                                     H&M, Zara, Aldo. I usually hit up Zara, Urban Outfitters and anywhere
                                                      else I see something special at Rideau.

                         How do you shop - in bulk or piece by piece over the year?
            I usually shop in bulk about twice a year. I usually go piece by piece during the year so that I’m
                                                       always getting something for the specific season.

                           What are your three most worn items in your wardrobe?
            Riding boots, cashmere cardigan and my My Zara jeans, my Nike track pants and my Carleton
                      grandmother’s gold necklace. hoodie.

  If you had to start your wardrobe from scratch, what five things would you go out and buy instantly?
       Low waist skirt, basic tops to layer, lace dress, I would go out and buy a nice pair of jeans, a dress
             oversized scarf and short hunter boots. shirt, some track pants, a hoodie and some classy
                                                         dress shoes.

                        In your opinion, what’s the biggest fashion faux pas?
When people dress inappropriately for the weather. To me, the biggest faux pas is wearing the same
 For example: people wear summer clothing in the colour of pants and top. You look like a little kid!
                                      winter time!

       Any suggestions for staying stylish within the budget restrictions a student might face?
Never buy anything for full price, look through your I would definitely say to know when to shop and
     older relatives closets and shop second hand. where. A lot of places always have seasonal sales
                                                       that come and go very frequently. It may not be
                                                       summertime but it’s always a great feeling buying
                                                       some summer clothes during winter at 50% off and
                                                       vice versa.
                       If you could give one piece of style advice, what would it be?
   Do something different. Don’t be afraid to have Be yourself. There’s no point in trying to copy
                                      your own style. someone else’s swagger. Maybe you will be a trend


Legally Blind Rower Sets Sights on
        Paralympic Games
                                                                                                  By: Jeff Krever
Every once in a while someone with a great deal of                “Rather than difficulties, I see the opportunities,” says
persistence rises to challenge adversity.                         Blair. “There are more challenges, yes, but these give
                                                                  me more chances to show what kind of person I am,
One Carleton University rower continues to do just
                                                                  what qualities I have, and to rise above them.”
that. David Blair, a second-year member of Carleton’s
rowing team as well as a Humanities student, has ac-              Blair’s Adaptive Coxed Four (LT4A+) team won a gold
complished a lot since he first started rowing in the             medal for Canada at the 2010 World Rowing Cham-
summer of his Grade 10 high school year.                          pionships in Karapiro, New Zealand. The LT4A+,
                                                                  which stands for legs, trunk and arms, puts two men
Blair is legally blind, forcing him to take a different
                                                                  and two women in a boat with a coxswain to steer
approach not only to athletics, but to life’s everyday
                                                                  and requires full-body rowing, same as able-bodied
“Having a visual impairment means you go about
                                                                  The win represented Canada’s lone gold medal in
life in a different way,” says Blair. “I don’t think it’s any
                                                                  adaptive events, and one of two in the entire cham-
better or worse, just different. For example, I have
                                                                  pionship out of 27 events held.
to be more cautious when I visit new places. Certain
activities like biking, going on runs and most team               “(Teammate) Tony Theriault said it best when we
sports have inherent dangers for me that would not                were awarded jade stone necklaces for winning our
exist if I were fully sighted. That said, how it affects          event, when he said that this was a ‘forever thing’,”
you comes down to the individual.”                                says Blair. “No matter what, I will always be a world
                                                                  champion. That’s something I still don’t understand.
In other words, there are different ways of rising over
                                                                  The power that three minutes and thirty six seconds
adversity. You can either single out the difficulties
                                                                  can have; the influence it can make on your life.”
and look at it as an uphill battle; or look at it as an
opportunity and accept the challenges with a full                 Blair joined the team after being scouted by head
head of steam.                                                    coach Jeff Dunbrach, whose job is to recruit new
                                                                  athletes to build the team’s talent pool and to help
Blair chose the latter route.
     develop adaptive rowing in Canada. Blair recalls get-        he looked for a sport that he could fully participate
     ting a phone call from Dunbrach after the Canadian           in and enjoy. After trying out swimming and weight-
     national coach came out to watch him row, asking if          lifting, he quickly fell in love with the sport of rowing.
     he wanted to come out to a camp to fill in for a rower
                                                                  “I took a learn-to-row class where we went out for
     who was sick.
                                                                  an hour every Sunday, and I got hooked,” says Blair. “I
     “I got in the boat and it went faster than with the          now work out 12 to 16 times a week. Rowing offers
     guy I was replacing, so I was asked to go out to the         me a way to improve and develop qualities in myself
     try outs that June,” says Blair. “I was on the team six      that I couldn’t find in other sports.”
     months before that year’s World Championships and
                                                                  His desire to continue rowing eventually led him to
     my first international race.”
                                                                  Carleton University, where he embraces not only his
     He still has trouble finding the words to describe the       chance to compete on the rowing team, but to chal-
     accomplishment of being a world champion.                    lenge himself academically as well.
     “That is something I don’t think I’ll be able to ap-         “Education is supposed to make our lives better.
     preciate for a while yet. I still don’t have the context,”   For some people that means it should give you the
     says Blair.                                                  knowledge and skills to get a fun job, or one that
     Now, the 20-year-old Ottawa native has his sights set        provides financial security. For me, that means it
     on a new goal entirely: the 2012 Paralympic Games            should give me the skills to live a good life; to live
     in London, England. Last year his team’s boat quali-         well,” says Blair. “The Humanities program opens me
     fied for a spot, but will still have to try out. With the    up to different philosophies on how to live and lets
     Paralympics fast approaching, Blair is confident in          me look at them critically and in doing so, helps me
     his team’s abilities, as well as his own, on the road to     formulate my own life philosophy.”

Blair and Team Canada
celebrating a first-place finish
at the 2010 World Rowing
Championships in
New Zealand

     “Chances are good that we’ll make it in,” says Blair.        As he turns his attention to the fast-approaching
     “My job is to represent Canada at those games, and           Paralympics, one humbling experience Blair can
     in order to make sure I represent the best of myself         draw from is Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World
     and of my country, I need to be ready. For me, that’s        Tour, which Blair had the honour of starting off last
     what the games are for; to show the excellence not           year. Hansen described Blair as a talented, bright
     only of ourselves as athletes, but of everyone who           student with a heart of gold.
     supported us, wished us well and cheered us on.”
                                                                  That is something Blair will never forget.
     Blair first started rowing back in the tenth grade as
                                                                  “Rick Hansen is an amazing man. I could talk about

his accomplishments with the Man in Motion Tour,          For now, Blair continues to work hard to prepare for
about the money and awareness he’s raised for his         his boat’s opportunity to qualify for this year’s Para-
cause, but I think the most significant thing about       lympics. The LTA4+ is one of three events for rowing
him is that after doing all of those things, he still     in the Paralympics, and for Blair, it would be a dream
takes time to meet and know people,” he says.             come true to follow up a world championship with
                                                          an opportunity to participate in the Paralympics.
“Before the Ottawa leg started, [Hansen] met every-
one who would be running. Not only did he know            “The Olympics and Paralympics are events meant to
everyone’s name, but he also knew something about         bring us together; not to celebrate individuals but
their lives. He was introducing us to our mayor, say-     to celebrate what they have been made to represent
ing things like ‘Here’s Henry, he actually followed me    thanks to their own efforts and the efforts of every-
for part of my original tour,’ and so on. And he does     one in their lives,” says Blair. “And I will be ready.”
this for every city he visits on that tour. To receive
praise from him is very humbling.”

                                                                                          Blair (left) and Team Canada
                                                                                            after being awarded silver
                                                                                            medals at the 2011 World
                                                                                           Championships in Slovenia

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Ravens Football is Reborn

T  he scholar-athlete has been a model since Antiquity. A healthy mind in a healthy body has been a
   worthy goal for centuries.

Sports at the university ideally bring together athletic prowess and intelligence. Participants learn to play
and work as a team. They learn to analyze opposing teams and to develop winning strategies. Good habits
and skills which transfer to the world of work are among the valuable results of sports. Players establish
friendships for life.

Spectators in the university context include people from many different countries and cultures. Cheering for
the home team is something everyone can share. A football team, because of the number of participants,
the time of the school year in which the games are played and their location outdoors on crisp fall days,
attracts large numbers of spectators. It is a way to bring people together to enjoy school spirit and the
unique feeling of belonging to a
place and of participating in a special

I look forward to joining you for games
in 2013 when Ravens football returns!

Roseann O’Reilly Runte
President and Vice-Chancellor,                 Old Crows Footballl Inc. vice president Kevin McKerrow, Carleton’s director of
Carleton University                            athletics Jennifer Brenning and Carleton’s president and vice-chancellor Dr. Roseann
                                               O’Reilly Runte at the Ravens Reborn official announcement.

       niversity football can bring a lot of school          students marched down the canal from their respec-
       pride and spirit. Students come out dressed in        tive universities to Lansdowne Park. Those events
       their school colours, singing their school songs      were an important part of my university experience.
and cheering on their team. It is a great atmosphere
for the entire community. I remember my university           University football can also bring a tremendous
days in Ottawa, when the annual Panda Game was a             amount of alumni support, as we have seen with our
must do event for university students. Thousands of          revived program. We could not have done it without

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their generous support. The number of business and          air enter your lungs as you run on the field - it was
community leaders that the Carleton football pro-           electric and it is now an indelible memory.
gram has produced over its 53 year history is impres-
sive. These leaders generously give back as they            I didn’t play university football, but I remember
have seen how their experience as a varsity athlete         our university’s Homecoming games. They were
played an influential role in their personal develop-       so exciting and we weren’t even that good. It was
ment.                                                       my high school experience except now I was in the
                                                            stands cheering. There were events over the course
Finally, football brings local, provincial and national     of the week that got students ready and excited for
visibility. This sport brings national television con-      the game, and there was energy that permeated the
tracts and corporate partnerships that can assist the       campus. I remember those games clearly and recall
university in recruiting students and generate addi-        feeling proud of my school and having the distinct
tional support for the institution as a whole.              feeling I belonged to a larger community that was
                                                            united in supporting those guys playing on the field.
The success of our basketball program and the
MBNA Capital Hoops Classic is a prime example that          This is why I want varsity football to return to Car-
university sport enhances university life and brings        leton. I want our students to have the opportunity
national visibility. Football will further enhance Car-     to come together with their friends and their com-
leton’s ability to do that.                                 munity, and I want them to be able to create their
                                                            own indelible memories where they can look back
Jennifer Brenning                                           as I do from time to time and say ‘Hey, I had a really
Director of Recreation and Athletics, Carleton University   great time with my friends watching football on that
                                                            cool afternoon back in 2014. Those were really great
                                                            times and am I ever glad I attended Carleton.’

T  he return of football means a great deal to me
   and I hope that it will mean a great deal to the
Carleton community.
                                                            Ryan Flannagan
                                                            Director of Student Affairs, Carleton University

My links with football are personal I guess. I played
football in high school and had a wonderful experi-
ence. I played in three city championships and I
                                                            T  he local football community is looking forward to
                                                               the return of the Ravens from a number of per-
remember the entire school and the surrounding
community coming together in the weeks before the
game and then several hundred people showing up
for the match. The feeling of getting prepared with         football careers in Ottawa
your teammates, attending outrageously loud pep
rallies, seeing your friends and family along the side-     with two CIS programs in our own backyard
lines, sensing their energy and feeling the crisp fall

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much interest in the sport of football from a com-        that is unique to the CIS in the way it has produced
munity, uOttawa and Carleton alumni perspective…          a true partnership between the university and the
everyone wins!                                            Old Crows. It enables Old Crows and community
                                                          supporters to be more than simply financial sup-
We are very pleased to have Carleton return to the        porters of the program. By ensuring these important
football field in 2013. The NCAFA graduates over 150      stakeholders have a significant role in the program’s
players per year, not including local high schools,       governance, this partnership will help enable the
and many wish to continue their playing careers           program’s success on the field, on campus and in the
in Ottawa. With the return of the Ravens, players         community.
will be able to play at the highest level of amateur
football in Canada. This will assist in the long-term     I believe the football program will contribute to
development of our local minor programs as CIS            school spirit, campus life and to Carleton’s con-
players and coaches give back through camps, clin-        nection with its alumni and the community. I look
ics and other programs. The benefit to our sport is       forward to the excitement the team will generate
obvious with this interaction and association.            through events like frosh week games, Homecom-
                                                          ing, or the much anticipated rivalry with the uOt-
Football is a ‘big team’ sport with easily over 100       tawa Gee-Gees at the Panda Game. However, my
players, coaches, support staff and volunteers neces-     personal commitment to the program’s success is
sary to run the program. The football program has         primarily motivated by the realization that those of
a large critical mass that can be leveraged to create     us who are joining in this partnership with Carleton
opportunities to promote school spirit within the         University are being afforded the unique oppor-
school itself and promote the university in the sur-      tunity to truly enhance the university experience
rounding communities.                                     and young lives of future student-athletes who will
                                                          choose to come to Carleton and pursue their goals
The annual Panda Game will build upon a great             of participating in varsity football. Knowing I have
cross-town rivalry with uOttawa, with hockey, bas-        been able to contribute to the enrichment of their
ketball and now football events being hot tickets         academic experience in a manner that will shape the
within their respective seasons of play.                  rest of their lives will be particularly rewarding to me.

This is a win-win for all.                                Kevin McKerrow
                                                          Vice President, Old Crows Football Inc.
Steve Dean
President, National Capital Amateur Football Associa-
tion                                                      T   he City of Ottawa has a strong football communi-
                                                              ty. The return of the Carleton program will renew
                                                          a longstanding rivalry that provides for not only a

I was a member of the Carleton Ravens football team
  from 1983 to 1986. As an Old Crow (football alum-
nus), I have always associated my days as a Ravens
                                                          good student-athlete experience, but an overall stu-
                                                          dent experience. The competition should also raise
                                                          the caliber of both programs.
player with some of the most enjoyable and influ-
ential times of my life. I recognize the very positive    Luc Gélineau
impact my participation on the team had on my             Director of Athletics, University of Ottawa
university experience and how that relatively brief
time in my life has impacted who I am today. So, I felt
very fortunate and proud to be able to play a part in
the return of varsity football to Carleton University.
As chair of the steering committee tasked with en-
suring the successful return of the football program
to Carleton, I had the good fortune to work with a
committed and highly talented group of Old Crows
and university administrators. This group’s dedica-
tion and creativity has resulted in a program model
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D   uring my high school career, I wanted to be
    involved with more than just my textbooks and
thought that joining a team would add much valu-
                                                         have school pride and spirit that emulates other
                                                         universities Homecomings, pep rallies and the like.
                                                         This will bring more awareness to our school and
able experience to my four years at school. When I       athletics, thus bringing in the Ottawa community
was in Grade 11, I joined the new women’s varsity        and showing prospective students and their com-
flag football team. The two seasons I was a part of      munities that Carleton University is a not only an
were undeniably fundamental in helping shape my          academically skilled but athletically driven school to
leadership and athletic skills, while seeing growth in   attend.
school spirit and full bleachers. I believe the men’s
varsity football team is important for Carleton Uni-     Amanda Vagners
versity because the potential for a new sport to be      Third year communications student, Carleton Univer-
successful will interest many students. We want to       sity

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           Mid       Review b Ni k W ll
           Midseason R i    by Nick Wells

Photo by Murray McComb

    After reclaiming the national title that has become         only other unbeaten team in the league - the Laurier
    an integral part of Carleton’s men’s basketball pro-        Golden Hawks. But the Ravens soared to a resound-
    gram last year, the Ravens have continued this sea-         ing 84-68 victory, ending 2011 as the only undefeat-
    son where they left off.                                    ed team in the OUA and ranking No.1 in each of the
                                                                CIS top 10 polls.
    The Ravens proved that they can compete against
    some tough NCAA Division I competition in the pre-          Despite the dominating wins, Carleton’s outstanding
    season, as Carleton finished the 2011 Cross-Border          102-56 victory over the Waterloo Warriors being a
    Battle with a 5-4 record. Carleton went on to finish        highlight, the foundations have been set by a strong
    first at the Eric Garland National Tournament as well       defence.
    as capture its 11th straight House-Laughton Hoops
    Classic title.                                              The Ravens have conceded the fewest amount of
                                                                points in the OUA and the fifth least amount of
    The Ravens then went back to trying to maintain             points in the country.
    their unbeaten regular season record against CIS
    competition, after going a perfect 22-0 last year.          Carleton’s success can also be credited to solid
                                                                performances from the spine of the Ravens squad.
    They started the 2011-12 campaign with a solid 77-          Second year guard Philip Scrubb leads the team with
    61 win over the McMaster Marauders. From there,             136 points and 35 assists at the holiday break. Fifth
    they then beat the Brock Badgers and the Western            year guard Elliot Thompson has already collected 45
    Mustangs by 42 and 56 points respectively.                  rebounds, while veteran guard Cole Hobin has nine
                                                                blocks and 12 steals. Forwards Kevin Churchill and
    The Ravens scored less than their average of 92             Tyson Hinz lead the CIS with 72.5 and 68.3 shooting
    points per game only three times in the first half of       percentages from the field.
    the season, not that it mattered as they still won all
    three matchups.                                             With their traditionally strong defence and impres-
                                                                sive offence, Carleton once again looks like the major
    With the Ravens cruising through their season, the          contender for the CIS title.
    final game before the winter break gave the poten-
    tial of an upset for the champions as they faced the
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                                                                                            Photos by Murray McComb

                                        Midseason Review by Nick Wells
                                          d        e e        c   e s
                                        Midseason Review by Nick Wells

After the crushing blow of losing in their first ever      Carleton’s success in the East last year was built on
Canadian Interuniversity Sports championships              their solid defensive work and they’ve continued
appearance last season, the Ravens came into the           that trend this season. Heading into 2012, the Ra-
2011-12 season looking to emulate the excellent            vens had the second lowest points against in the
form that carried them to the postseason.                  entire OUA.
Carleton started strong, clinching its third consecu-      Fourth year guard Alyson Bush, a 2010-11 OUA East
tive Metro Glebe tournament title on home court.           second team all-star, went into the break with 23
The Ravens would follow it up with a second place          steals, making almost three per game. Bush also
finish at the Redbird Classic in Montreal.                 leads the Ravens in points, with 107 in eight games.
While the Ravens would brush aside the McMaster            Ashleigh Cleary and Kendall MacLeod round off the
Marauders, their follow up game provided a sign of         top three scorers for Carleton and, possibly more
things to come. The Ravens were edged out by the           significantly, they account for just under a third of all
Brock Badgers 59-56, with Emily McKay sealing the          rebounds on the team.
win for the Badgers in the final 30 seconds.               The Ravens have also had a helping hand from
With the opening weekend out of the way, Carleton          players who have come into their own this season.
came back to the Ravens’ Nest in search of home            Elizabeth Roach has made the step up to fill the void
comforts only to split both their games again and          of a solid all around player. With 69 points going into
continue the process of taking one step forward, two       the break, she has already surpassed the 42 points
back.                                                      she recorded last season. She is also second on the
                                                           team in assists behind Bush with 22.
It would take until the third week, with four games
under their belts, before the Ravens started estab-        With some key matchups coming up in the second
lishing their consistency in back-to-back games.           half of the season, OUA East rivals are sure to be
                                                           wary of this hardworking team as the Ravens make a
Carleton would only lose one more game, the final
                                                           push for another trip to the national championship.
game before the winter break, against the Laurier
Golden Hawks to end 2011 in third place in the OUA
The Ravens were in the CIS top 10 each week, rank-
ing as high as second, the highest ranking in the
history of the women’s program.

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                                                    Photos by Murray McComb

                              Midseason Review by Eric Balnar
                               i           i        i
                              Midseason Review by Eric Baln
The 2011-12 season started with great expectations          The return of Christian Bourdeau-Mifflen also helped.
for the Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team as it iced        The hard-shooting defenceman rejoined the team
what was arguably the most talented squad since             after a brief professional hockey stint and registered
the program’s revival in 2007.                              six goals in his first five contests and is second on the
                                                            team in goals with seven.
The Ravens were hoping to build on a 2010-11 sea-
son that saw them finish with a record 18 wins, some        But he wasn’t the only contributor. Carleton’s team
of the league’s top scorers and a team that shutout         play was spectacular, including scoring an incredible
the perennial powerhouse McGill Redman in back-             six shorthanded goals.
to-back games for the first time in over a century.
                                                            In mid-Novemeber, the Ravens were primed to
Despite the season ending with a heartbreaking              finish near the top of the standings. But, the team
second-round loss to the UQTR Patriotes, head coach         struggled heading into the break, dropping their last
Marty Johnston kickstarted a busy offseason by re-          three games. They did manage to pick up two points
cruiting top-talent Matthew Stanisz, Michael Folkes,        though, as two of those contests went to overtime.
Michael Lomas and Andrew Glass.
                                                            Despite the losses, Carleton still registered impres-
“There is a different feeling about this team,” said for-   sive victories in the first half of the season, including
mer Raven player and current assistant coach, Ryan          a 7-5 comeback win over the Nipissing Lakers and a
Medel, at the beginning of the year. “We feel we’ve         7-1 road win over the No. 10 nationally ranked UQTR
built a team up that can compete for a national             Patriotes.
championship and a top spot in the division.”
                                                            “We’ve shown that we can beat the elite teams in
The 2011-12 campaign got off to a rocky start. The          this league and play as an elite team. But I think the
Ravens dropped their first two contests on the road         biggest thing in this league is the team that’s willing
and struggled to keep the puck out of the net.              to work hard the full 60 minutes,” says captain Bran-
                                                            don MacLean.
Carleton returned home and promptly won nine of
the next 10 games despite using a carousel of play-         The 10-4-2 third placed Ravens will see the debut of
ers due to injury.                                          Glass in the New Year – an NCAA recruit who should
                                                            add depth to a team that already has the weapons.
The team was carried by stellar play from Matthew
                                                            All they have to do is perform.
Dopud. The second year goalie posted a 2.14 GAA
with an impressive .921 save percentage to rank
among the country’s best.
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Midseason Review by Eric Balnar
Midseason Review by Eric Balnar                                               home, holding them scoreless until
                                                                              the third period in a 3-0 loss.
                                                                              Carleton finished the first half with
                                                                              two straight wins, leaving the women
                                                                              feeling confident.
                                                                              “It’s all about looking forward,” says
                                                                              Lassaline. “We’re going to train really
                                                                              hard during the break and bring that
                                                                              back. I have no doubt we can carry
                                                                              over the momentum.”
             Photo by Murray McComb
                                                                             One of the big reasons Carleton is
                                                                             finding the win column is their im-
   The Carleton Ravens women’s hockey athletes have
                                                               proved goal scoring.
   their hearts set on making their first trip to nation-
   als since the program’s revival. Halfway through the        Carleton has more weapons and a more balanced
   season, they’re sitting pretty.                             attack than in seasons past.
   Because the McGill Martlets won the national cham-          Claudia Bergeron is setting the pace, leading the way
   pionship in 2011, the runner-up in the Quebec               with five goals and eight points. She says improved
   Conference (RSEQ) will earn an automatic entrance           consistency from every player has been the key to
   to the year-end tournament in Edmonton.                     the increased goal scoring output.
   While the Ravens players know their odds are im-            “Every game we play it’s a tight score. I want to be
   proved, they say a nonchalant attitude is what’s go-        the one that makes the difference,” she says.
   ing to get them there.
                                                               But the biggest difference hasn’t been the goal-scor-
   “We put a lot of pressure on ourselves, but we play         ing; it’s been the stellar play of sensational sopho-
   better when we’re relaxed,” says Ravens fifth year          more Tamber Tisdale.
   forward Kaila Lassaline. “We’re definitely a family and
                                                               The Ravens netminder leads the RSEQ with a .930
   we just want to have fun.”
                                                               save percentage – placing ahead of Olympic gold
   At the midway point of the season, the Ravens               medalist and McGill goalie Charlene Labonte.
   boasted a 4-3-3 record, sitting in third place in a five-
                                                               “She works really hard and has so much heart in it.
   team conference. They’re only four points behind
                                                               She stands on her head for us,” says Lassaline.
   second-place UdeM Carabins.
                                                               The Ravens need their goaltenders to stay hot in the
   Lassaline says the team’s goal was to be in second
                                                               last half of the season if they have hopes of climbing
   place at this point in the season. While they aren’t
                                                               the standings.
   exactly where they wanted to be, there are of plenty
   of reasons to believe the Ravens can climb the stand-       They still have three meetings left with Montreal,
   ings.                                                       which provides ample opportunity to make up some
   The Carabins snapped the Martlets outstanding 108
   game regular season winning streak earlier in the           Bergeron is confident they can make the climb; they
   season, making the defending champs vulnerable.             just have to do it in the right fashion.
   Then the Ravens promptly beat the Carabins 6-5 on           “We can’t afford to lose in overtime against teams we
   the road.                                                   know we can beat. That’s the key,” she says.
   The Ravens also hung close with the Martlets at

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                                 March 8-12, 2012

                                 Trip includes:
                                  - tickets to all three games
                                  - bus to and from Halifax
                                  - hotel room at the Delta
                                           ($145 for quad occupancy;
                                                 $210 for double)

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By: Marcus Guido

Carleton University’s varsity men’s
basketball team graduates players
every year, relying on new talent
                                                                                 KEEPS   RAVENS SOARING HEALTHY
to stay competitive each season.
Since 1999, Dave Smart has
coached players on the men’s
squad to four perfect seasons and
seven national titles.
But Bruce Marshall has also
helped keep the Ravens team
deadly on the court since Car-
leton’s football team folded in
1998, though his role is a little
bit more behind the scenes. He’s
the school’s manager of health
and wellness, and has also been
an athletic therapist there for 16
Nursing injured Ravens back to
health is a welcomed challenge,
he says.
“The expectations and demands
of [the basketball team] are prob-                                                Photo by Murray McComb
ably as high as some professional
                                         fully resumed his career, he says,       After talking to him, Marshall says
teams,” he says in a serious tone.
                                         adding the rugby player wasn’t           he knew he needed to be an ath-
“But that’s what it takes to win,
                                         as fortunate, but was able to do         letic therapist.
and I understand that. I like the
                                         anything not as contact-heavy.           He completed a sports injury
challenge,” as a smile starts to
spread.                                  The idea of dealing with injuries        management program at Sheri-
                                         like this, and others that an athlete    dan College in Oakville, Ont. and
Marshall explains he mostly deals
                                         may suffer, was something Mar-           worked at the nearby Seneca Col-
with lower-body injuries, things
                                         shall says he became interested in       lege before going to Sherbrooke,
like sprained ankles and ACL tears
                                         when he first attended university.       Que. to work in the athletic de-
that are common to basketball
                                         He studied psychology at the             partment at Bishop’s University.
players. He’s ready to deal with a
lot worse, though.                       University of Western Ontario,           Sherbrooke was also home to the
                                         where he took an occupational            Jets – Winnipeg’s AHL team for
One year, the varsity football
                                         educational psychology course            two seasons from 1982-84. Mar-
roster was made up of “about 96
                                         that required him to study differ-       shall says he was a lot less busy
players,” he says. That was a busy
                                         ent careers and interview people         handling a professional hockey
season filled with upper-body
                                         about their professions.                 team’s injuries than working in a
injuries. Even still, Marshall’s faced
                                         One class, a “trainer” showed up to      university’s athletic department.
a lot worse.
                                         talk to students and answer ques-        “You’ve only got 23 players to
“I’ve dealt with a couple spinal
                                         tions. Marshall says he worried the      look after [in the AHL]. At a school,
injuries,” he says as his words be-
                                         trainer could’ve been the sort that      you’ve got every player on every
come serious again.
                                         dealt with horses, not athletes. But     team.”
Luckily, both athletes weren’t par-      he was indeed a physiotherapist.         Connections he made in Sher-
alyzed. A hockey player success-
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brooke with the NHL’s Jets led him   and my first game was on the           playing earlier than expected is
back to his hometown of Winni-       Saturday.”                             pretty fun to do.”
peg and its Pan Am Sports Medi-      Since that first weekend game,         But being able to work with pas-
cine Centre in 1985.                 Marshall has been on staff, ready      sionate university-level athletes is
Not only did he return home with     to deal with any possible injury,      what he says is his favourite part
an education and work experi-        for 16 years.                          of being Carleton’s manager of
ence, but his future wife, Manon.    Though he got his start with var-      health and wellness.
The two raised a family in Winni-    sity football, he says he’ll have to   “In the university setting, you’re
peg before she felt the need to be   find another therapist to look after   dealing with young individuals.
closer to Quebec, he explains. He    the team when it returns to action     So the chances of them getting
says Ottawa was the perfect place,   next year. Basketball is clearly his   better are almost 100 per cent.
adding he already had a job wait-    priority.                              They’re all motivated to get bet-
ing for him.                         Given the long season the men’s        ter,” he explains, clearly dedicated
“I had a job lined up here, but      team usually plays, patching up        to his job.
the clinic I was going to work at    injured players is a key part to any   “To see them get injured, help
wasn’t doing so well.”               successful playoff run. He says he     them through that injury, and
But then Carleton needed a new       enjoys it too.                         to see them play again … that’s
athletic therapist.                  “A unique tape-job or some kind        pretty rewarding.”
“I applied for it on a Wednesday,    of padding that helps them be-
                                     come pain-free and get back to

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                                                                                                Photo by Murray McComb
                         Ravens Getting
                        Help From NCAA
                     By: Jeff Krever

                               arty Johnston’s latest recruits took unusual paths to
                               the CIS, but they both share the same goal of bringing
                               a national championship to Carleton University.
                     Andrew Glass and Michael Folkes committed to the Ravens
                     last summer, bringing with them NCAA resumes that featured
                     a combined 89 games played, appearances in multiple NCAA
                     tournaments, and to top it off, a national championship.
                     Johnston, now in his second season as head coach of the
                     men’s hockey team, says he usually focuses on the OHL as a
                     recruiting hotspot, but when he received calls from two former
                     NCAA players looking for a new home, the decision was easy.

“They basically contacted me           known for his physical and              happy I chose to come here.”
and I notified their teams. We got     rugged play, piled up 28 penalty        For Folkes, the adjustment
permission to talk and it was all      minutes and added three assists         from the NCAA to the CIS was
positive from there,” says Johnston.   in 35 games during his two              easy given his physical abilities.
Folkes, 22, was born in Burlington,    seasons with the Buckeyes.
                                                                               “I think the biggest adjustment
Ont. and grew up playing               Folkes made the decision to come        is just the physical play,” says
hockey alongside several current       to Carleton after speaking to           Folkes. “The NCAA is a little
Ravens before joining the Ohio         Johnston and some of the Ravens         bit more structured and less
State University Buckeyes, a           he knew from Burlington, who            physical, but coming to the CIS
Division-I team in the NCAA’s          said it was a great place to be.        it’s more of the ‘Canadian game’
Central      Collegiate     Hockey     “I know the school’s great and          so there’s a lot more hitting
Association that features several      the hockey program is up and            and a lot more physical play.”
of the country’s elite teams.          coming, and I wanted to be a
                                                                               While Folkes has had time
The   six-foot-one    defenceman,      part of it,” he says. “I’m definitely
                                                                               to get his feet wet in the CIS

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     with first-half action, Glass          where he will finish his degree       homework and he had done his.”
     has had to wait until January          in economics through a visiting       Glass says that while living away
     to shake off a little bit of rust.     students program that still allows    from home for the first time has
                                            him to earn his degree from BU.       been an adjustment, his teammates
     The 22-year-old native of
     Wrentham, Massachusetts didn’t         “There were a few other schools       have made the transition easy.
     go far from home to play college       but it ended up coming down           “I’ve gone back a few times over the
     hockey, joining the Boston             to McGill and Carleton, and I just    holidays, but the guys are great.
     University Terriers as a freshman      wound up choosing Carleton,”          The five of us live in a hockey house
     in 2008 and winning a national         says Glass. “I liked the coach, I     about 10 minutes from the rink.
     championship in his first year.        liked the guys – it was a good        It’s the first time being away from
                                            opportunity. My mother actually       home but it’s not too far, it’s only a
     Glass, a former seventh-round pick
                                            went here for undergrad so            couple hundred miles,” he smiled.
     of the NHL’s Washington Capitals,
                                            with all of that put together
     played in 54 games during his two                                            While it’s been difficult for Glass
                                            it seemed to be the best fit.”
     and a half years with the Terriers.                                          to watch his team try to win
                                            For Johnston, the fit was mutual.
     Part of the reason for Glass to make                                         games from the stands, coach
                                            “There’s obviously big time talent    Johnston might be the most
     the move to a Canadian university
                                            there any time you’re talking about   excited to get the six-foot tall
     was that NCAA rules require
                                            someone who’s been drafted in         centre into the lineup. And while
     players to sit out an entire season
                                            the National Hockey League,” he       he understands there will be
     after transferring to another
                                            says. “People see big potential       rust, ultimately he expects Glass
     school. With the Ravens, he would
                                            and we were in amongst teams          to be a contributor on offence.
     still have two years of eligibility
                                            that were vying for his services
     while playing early in 2012.                                                 “We expect him to put up some
                                            and we were happy to have him.
     This allowed Glass to finish his                                             points,” says Johnston. “He’ll
                                            It took several phone calls and in-
     junior year with Boston University                                           probably see time on the penalty
                                            person meetings and what have
     before transferring to Carleton,                                             kill and the power play and he’ll be
                                            you, but in the end we did our
                                                                                  another centreman that will help
                                                                                  hopefully in the face-off circle
                                                                                  because I think face-offs have been
                                                                                  a bit of an issue in the first half.”
                                                                                  With an important 12-game
                                                                                  stretch that starts in January and
                                                                                  includes three games against OUA
                                                                                  East-leading McGill University,
                                                                                  the timing couldn’t be better.
                                                                                  Meanwhile Glass will get a chance
                                                                                  to win a national championship
                                                                                  in two different countries.

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Photo by Steve McLaughlin, BU Athletics
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     CUFit Spotlight:
     Louise & Raoul Larivière
                                       By: Sarah Jean Maher
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                                                                                            Having had a right knee replace-
                                                                                            ment several years ago, and
                                                                                            having injured my left ankle two
                                                                                            years ago, I have found Swim-
                                                                                            nastics to be invaluable. It is
                                                                                            the only form of exercise that I
Photo by Murray McComb                                                                      am able to do consistently that
                                                                                            works all of my muscles but
                                                                                            doesn’t hurt my knee or ankle
     Louise and Raoul Larivière have always    Louise, who has been a Swimnastics           – Cathy Drew
     been very active. The couple, both        member for six years, has benefited
                                                                                             I suffer from arthritis and used
     in their 70s, have spent a lot of time    from the program in a number of ways.        to participate in a yoga class
     hiking, skiing and cycling. When they                                                  twice a week, but the move-
     were diagnosed with severe arthritis,     “I feel support as an individual with        ments became too painful, so I
     their activities became limited. This     an individual need in a collective           could not continue. My arthritic
                                               environment,” she says. “It is a great way   pain continued and a friend sug-
     strongly affected their mobility and
                                               to increase cardio and strength training     gested I try Swimnastics three
     quality of life.                                                                       times a week and I have never
                                               without any damaging effects on the          looked back! We do intensive
     “When you injure yourself, it shapes      joints.”                                     swimming, running and skiing in
     your well-being, and the rehabilitation                                                the deep end of the pool, which
     process is often difficult and not fun,”   Louise’s husband Raoul has been             means no impact on the joints. It
     says Louise,                                                        an active          strengthens muscles and gives a
     who has also               “We’ve all become great                  participant for    good cardio workout. I love my
                                                                                            Swimnastics. I have significantly
     recovered from                        friends.”                     13 years. When
                                                                                            less arthritic pain since I started
     a knee surgery.                                                     he was first       these classes. There is nothing
     “Swimnastics, however, is a lot of fun.”   diagnosed with arthritis, he was told       like it anywhere in the city. Class-
                                                of a program at Carleton called Weight      es like these can help others like
     Swimnastics is a program that takes                                                    myself and lessen the burden on
                                                Training for Aging Adults and decided
     place in deep water and focuses on                                                     doctors or medical support.
                                                to join. When this program ended, Pam
     promoting well-being and fitness. It                                                   – Christa Gaudert
                                                (the instructor at the time) suggested
     works the muscles and joints using a
                                                he join Swimnastics.
     variety of different movements.                                                        *See more testimonials on the
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      Pam was very supportive and encouraged Raoul to                my joints without my knowing. In Swimnastics, it’s
      take breaks and relax when he felt tired, he recalls.          gentle.”
      Louise believes the help her husband received while
                                                                     Other Swimnastics members share similar opinions.
      breaking into the program was very important.
                                                                     Mary Evans has been in the program for 26 years and
      Carleton’s Swimnastics class runs on Monday,                   says it has helped her to stay fit physically, spiritually,
      Wednesday and Friday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. The               mentally and emotionally.
      couple makes a point of attending all three classes
                                                                     Christa Gaudert is a newer member who was actively
      every week. They say one of the best things about
                                                                     involved in yoga, but had to give it up due to severe
      the program is that you don’t have to be a good
                                                                     “Somebody in the class suggested that I try
      “People see deep water and automatically think the
                                                                     Swimnastics and now I’m off my anti-inflammatory
      program isn’t for them,” says Raoul.
                                                                     pills and am much more flexible,” she says.
      But the program doesn’t focus on decreased
                                                                     Unanimously, all members agree the program is
      mobility or disability. Louise uses a swim belt when
                                                                     always a lot of fun. Music is always playing and
      she’s in the water, as it helps her concentrate on the
                                                                     people are always cheerful.
      movement rather than staying afloat.
                                                                     “We all get together for coffee after,” says Joan
      Another important factor is what separates
                                                                     Mouldey, who has been participating for over 20
      Swimnastics from an aqua fitness class.
                                                                     years. “We’ve all become great friends.”
      “Both are very worthwhile, but aqua fitness is strictly
                                                                     It’s never too late to start being active. Physical
      an exercise or workout,” says Louise. “Swimnastics is a
                                                                     well-being starts at Carleton. CUFit. Look Good. Feel
      workout as well, but in deep water, so the impacts on
      the joints are not as severe, yet just as helpful. Some
      of the movements in aqua fitness would damage

Swimnastics has always been an important
part of my thrice weekly workouts, even
more so today. Ageing takes a toll on the
body and to minimize adverse effects of this
normal process, this program contributes
to my well-being, physically, mentally and
spiritually. I include also socially. This is a
definition of health which I have tried to
maintain these past 26 years, consecutive
years, of membership.
– Mary Evans

The program is often misunderstood by the
community at large, thinking that it is an
aqua fitness activity. Furthermore, prospec-
tive members might erroneously think that
you need to be a good swimmer to join the
program. Swimnastics is unique because
it is the only deep water fitness program
offered in the city, and probably in the
province. It not only promotes fitness, it es-
pecially promotes wellness and health and
offers important rehabilitative properties.
– Louise Larivière

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