As one of the first true stars of the Ravens men’s hockey program, Terry McCarthy enjoyed a highly successful three-year stay at Carleton beginning in 1969-70. McCarthy was an impact player on the Ravens’ blue line throughout his university career thanks to an unmistakable blend of skill and finesse that made him one of best players in the country.
McCarthy’s sensational play saw him earn back t0 back OQAA First-Team All-Star awards in 1970-71 and 1971-72 as well as Carleton University’s Male Athlete of the Year in 1971-72. A star among his peers, McCarthy was named to Canada’s National Student team which represented the red and white at the World Student Hockey Tournament in 1971-72. McCarthy was scouted to play professionally in Switzerland for a year before eventually returning to Ottawa. In addition to his stellar playing career, McCarthy was one of the leading figures in the Ravens men’s hockey revival that brought varsity hockey back to Carleton in 2007-08.