York United FC take down Atlético Ottawa in penalties to win Canadian Championship first round

Ottawa, ON – Is it fair to say the Canadian Championship used to be kind of boring? This isn’t to disrespect the Voyageurs Cup. Still, the reality is when a tournament is five teams (and with all due respect to pre-2018 FC Edmonton and Ottawa Fury, three teams), it makes it a little less interesting to see Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver over and over.  That’s what … Continue reading York United FC take down Atlético Ottawa in penalties to win Canadian Championship first round

CPL: Atlético Ottawa fall in tight match against Pacific FC

Ottawa, ON – “This is the kind of opponent that we like, good teams that come here to put us in tough situations.” Atlético Ottawa head Coach Carlos Gonzaléz at practice availability this week. So much of this young 2022 Atlético Ottawa season has been about change. Change in the roster, change in the technical staff, as Coach Gonzaléz has said, changing the “ghosts” of last … Continue reading CPL: Atlético Ottawa fall in tight match against Pacific FC

CPL: Atlético Ottawa fall back to earth with blowout loss to Valour FC

Ottawa, ON – It’s fun to be the team on top, isn’t it? To be “that team” that everyone is talking about. To be the team that everyone thinks, “Maybe they’ll do something special.” For the last two weeks, Atlético Ottawa has ridden high as the talk of the early 2022 Canadian Premier League. Back-to-back wins over Cavalry FC, and Halifax Wanderers gave the CPL’s youngest … Continue reading CPL: Atlético Ottawa fall back to earth with blowout loss to Valour FC

Breaking down the First Round of the 2022 CEBL x U SPORTS Draft.

Ottawa, ON – On Tuesday night, the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced the 2022 CEBL x U SPORTS draft results. Through the U SPORTS Developmental Player Program, the draft is a way for U SPORTS athletes either to play professionally after graduating or to receive professional experience during the summer months while not jeopardizing their eligibility with their schools. With two picks for each of … Continue reading Breaking down the First Round of the 2022 CEBL x U SPORTS Draft.

CPL: Atlético Ottawa continue their strong start as they take down Halifax Wanderers FC

Ottawa, ON – “Almost everyone will make a good first impression, but only a few will make a good lasting impression. (Sonya Parker) After a last-place finish in the 2021 Canadian Premier League season, Atlético Ottawa’s first impression of a 1-0 win over Cavalry FC in their 2022 home opening game a week ago rightfully raised the question, could this Atléti team be different? After taking … Continue reading CPL: Atlético Ottawa continue their strong start as they take down Halifax Wanderers FC

What Lloyd Pandi leaving the Ravens means for Carleton

Ottawa, ON – Success breeds opportunity, but to keep that success going requires creativity. The Carleton Ravens have built their dynasty of the last 20 years by constantly bringing in fresh talent to build into their system and heading into 2022-2023 they be tasked with one of the most difficult replacements they’ve ever had to fill. On Sunday afternoon, a little under a week after … Continue reading What Lloyd Pandi leaving the Ravens means for Carleton

ATOxUkraine: Atlético Ottawa open 2022 with a victory on a special afternoon

Ottawa, ON – It isn’t every day that the final score of a win can almost feel like the least important part. Yet, as Atlético Ottawa kicked off their 2022 Canadian Premier League season on Saturday against Cavalry FC, what happened actually on the pitch almost felt secondary. When the final whistle blew, the score read 1-0 for Atlético Ottawa in what was ultimately a relatively … Continue reading ATOxUkraine: Atlético Ottawa open 2022 with a victory on a special afternoon

Three-Peat: The Carleton Ravens take down the Saskatchewan Huskies to win the 2022 Men’s Basketball National Championship

Edmonton, AB – It really had to be like this, didn’t it? If the question about the Raven was to be answered, about their future, about the grip they held on U SPORTS basketball, an answer couldn’t have been made if they had lost in the quarterfinal to Victoria. Or even if the ball had bounced another way a night ago and the Alberta Golden … Continue reading Three-Peat: The Carleton Ravens take down the Saskatchewan Huskies to win the 2022 Men’s Basketball National Championship

Alberta rebound and take down Queen’s to claim the bronze medal

Edmonton, AB – What do you do when you are hosting the national championship, are playing a semifinal game on a Saturday night, with a sold-out building of supporters, against the back-to-back defending national champion who you take to the final shot, but you lose? What do you do? How do you react the next night? That’s the question the Alberta Golden Bears were asked … Continue reading Alberta rebound and take down Queen’s to claim the bronze medal

Dalhousie close out an era of Tigers basketball with a fifth place finish

Edmonton, AB – It’s the game with the lowest stakes, but playing in the fifth-place game of a national championship might be the most difficult emotionally. Playing in this game means balancing a delicate mix of disappointment and yet also hope. The heartbreak of knowing that you have no chance at a medal no matter how well you play. Yet, at the same time, knowing … Continue reading Dalhousie close out an era of Tigers basketball with a fifth place finish