Written by OUA
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BURLINGTON, Ontario – The Carleton Ravens claimed their first national title in men’s curling this past week, with skip Cameron Goodkey chief among those helping the black birds soar to new heights against the rest of the country’s best rinks.
The Ravens completed their round robin schedule with a strong 5-2 record, which placed them second heading into the knockout rounds. In their semifinal clash with the No. 3 Alberta Golden Bears, the Ravens needed everything they got from Goodkey on the scoreboard to edge out a two-point win. The Ravens skip collected two in the sixth end and scored three more in the eighth to help seal the victory.
From there, Goodkey and the Ravens took on the Memorial Sea-Hawks for championship glory and the third-year got Carleton out to a great start. The team scored a single in the opening end before picking up two more in the third, fifth, and sixth ends as well. Another three in the eighth end sealed the deal and the Ottawa squad picked up their first U SPORTS title.
Not only was Goodkey instrumental for his team, but his standout play also earned him Second Team All-Canadian honours.