Bald Raven Hockey Challenge

Bald Raven Hockey Challenge

The Rundown

The Ravens Men’s Hockey team has made the OUA playoffs each year since their first season back in the CIS (2007-08). That is nine consecutive seasons of being in the playoffs with two CIS University Cup appearances (2014, 2016). In 2016, the Ravens defeated Guelph in the OUA bronze medal game to secure a spot in the University Cup where the #7 seeded Ravens lost to the #2 seed Saskatchewan after four rounds of overtime. The season was a great success as the Ravens boasted the #2 scorer in Canada and the best goals against average in Ontario. Over the years, the men’s hockey team has had more than 20 players win OUA All Stars and other major awards such as Brett Welychka being named CIS Rookie of the Year in 2015-16.

Head Coach Marty Johnston and his staff have created a culture of high performance in the program – focusing on commitment, hard work and discipline, which has resulted in the rise of the program to national prominence.

The Background

Carleton’s varsity hockey program was discontinued in 1974 and was brought back to OUA play in the 2007-08 season. Our hockey alumni, the Bald Ravens, were thrilled to see the return of the program, and alumnus Paul Correy BEng/74 was instrumental in the return of the program through establishing a competitive club team in the ‘90s. A Bald Raven hockey alumni chapter was created and continues to support the team through game activities and fundraising.

The Rollout

Bob Fairweather, BA/66, wants to help the program reach that elite level. Bob has enjoyed the style of play of the Ravens and their incredible commitment to be their best. For the 2016-17 season, after donors collectively give $20,000 to the team, Bob will provide $20,000 to match every additional dollar donated. With the support of the Ravens hockey community, our fundraising goal is to raise $120,000 by April 30, 2018.

The Benefits

Coach Johnston and his staff feel the program is going in the right direction and is on the cusp of becoming one of the elite programs in CIS hockey. To get there, Coach Johnston has identified key funding areas that will allow the program to continue to attract and retain the top players and help each student-athlete reach his potential through a well-resourced, supportive environment. These areas of need include: supporting assistant coaches, international travel & training camps, per diem top up on road trips and paying for tutors.

Backers

Bill Connon

In tribute to Paul Correy

Great school...Great game...Great Team!

Doug Barkley

John Harper

Mike Doyle

Bob Eccles

Andrew Matsukubo

Paul Correy

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