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
Fashion off the Field
From sprained ankles to torn ACLs,
See how your Ravens stay stylish
his behind the scenes work nurses
when they’re not wearing jerseys
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Fashion Off the Field 4
Legally Blind Rower Sets Sights on 6
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
FASHION OFF THE FIELD
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
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!
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
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
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
“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
SINCE THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT RAVENS FOOTBALL WILL KICK OFF IN 2013, CARLETON HAS BEEN MOVING FULL STEAM AHEAD
ON PLANS FOR THE RETURN OF THE TEAM. THE REVIVAL OF A CARLETON VARSITY FOOTBALL PROGRAM HAS GENERATED A LOT OF
BUZZ BOTH LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY AND ITS IMPACT WILL BE HUGE. IN THIS ISSUE OF THE SCOOP, WE ASKED WHAT THE RETURN OF
CARLETON FOOTBALL MEANS TO DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDERS.
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
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.
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-
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
“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
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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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,
“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
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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Louise & Raoul Larivière
By: Sarah Jean Maher
This unique swimming fitness
program is conducted in deep
water and is ideal for partici-
pants of all ages seeking a non-
weight bearing workout. A great
way to increase your cardio and
strength training without the
damaging effects on your joints!
Registration is now open, so visit
Commit2BeingFit.ca for more in-
formation and to sign up today!
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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