It's a full slate of Ravens action this weekend as the OUA kicks off the winter half of banner season with the OUA Nordic Skiing and Women's Curling Championships.
The Carleton Ravens enter both championships in fine form with all eyes on the titles while back home eight Ravens games mark a full slate of competition.
The defending OUA champion Carleton Ravens are ready for yet another banner season as they take to the trails in Sudbury. It will be a different look for the Ravens as they prepare to defend their 2020 OUA Championships.
After a stop and start two years the Ravens are ready to finally have the opportunity to defend their championships against the best the OUA has to offer. “The season has been going really well for the team, we’ve had a couple of really strong performances at races and the OUA Championship is a big highlight for us.” said Ravens coach Anneke Winegarden.
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Coming off a sweep of the Capital Hoops Classic, the Carleton Ravens return to action in the Ravens' Nest as they host the University of Toronto Varsity Blues in a pair of twin bills. On Friday night, the Ravens and Varsity Blues will square off in a battle of the sixes as the Ravens host Drake Night 2.0 sponsored by Lone Star Texas Grill. Catch two fantastic OUA basketball games featuring the 6th ranked Ravens women's team at 6:00 p.m. and the #1 ranked men's team in action at 8:00 p.m. During both games, grab your 'chips with the dip' at halftime courtesy of Lone Star Texas Grill.
The #6 ranked women's team improved their record to 7-2 last weekend with their ninth Capital Hoops Classic win, beating the Gee-Gees 63-43. The Ravens remained tied with uOttawa with 14 points while the visiting Varsity Blues enter the matchup with a 1-8 record after dropping a pair of games against 10-0 Ryerson Rams last weekend.
The 9-0 men's team handed the uOttawa Gee-Gees their first loss last weekend and took sole possession of first in the East. The Varsity Blues enter the matchup on a high note having beat the Ryerson Rams 82-76 on Saturday night.
On Saturday afternoon, the two schools will do it all again as the Ravens host the Varsity Blues in a pair of rematches at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
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The Carleton Ravens eye a long-awaited return to action on Friday night as they travel to McGill to face the Red Birds. The Ravens (4-2-2) haven't played since November 27. As fans await their first glimpse of the post-pause Ravens, the team is preparing for an intense weekend where they play home and away against the Red Birds (3-8) who knocked off the uOttawa Gee-Gees on Sunday 3-1.
Carleton welcomes the Red Birds to the Ice House Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
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After a tough 3-0 loss at the hands of the McGill Martlets last weekend the Ravens women's hockey team will wrap up their regular season with a pair of home games against the rest of the RSEQ's Montreal-based teams. On Friday night the Ravens host the #4 Concordia Stingers (9-4) in Carleton's first Taylor Swift Night. The Ravens will look to ensure there are no tear drops on their guitar as they look to right a pair of early-season losses to the Stingers. On Sunday night, the Ravens host the université de Montréal Carabins (6-5-2) in a rare 6:00 p.m. start, on Senior Night.
Led by Mikayla Gemmill (Perth, Ont.) and Linday Thorne (Ottawa, Ont.) the Carleton Ravens women's curling team heads into this weekends OUA Championship with all eyes on the banner. Having competed against each other for years, Gemmill and Thorne team up looking to secure the Ravens first banner on the women's side of the draw. The Ravens look to the top of the OUA, where they won Silver in 2014 before winning the CIS National Champions.