Mixed results for Team Canada in Round One of Volleyball Nations League

A U SPORTS heavy Team Canada roster has a mixed week in Week One of the 2022 Nations League. Continue reading Mixed results for Team Canada in Round One of Volleyball Nations League

CEBL: Ottawa BlackJacks fire Charles Dubé-Brais after third consecutive loss

Ottawa, ON –  On Friday afternoon, the Ottawa BlackJacks announced the firing of head coach Charles Dubé-Brais, confirming that University of Ottawa Gee-Gees head coach and Ottawa BlackJacks Director of Basketball Strategy and Analytics, has been named interim head coach James Derouin would take over in the interim. Dubé-Brais coached the BlackJacks to a 98-81 loss to the Scarborough Shooting Stars a night ago that saw … Continue reading CEBL: Ottawa BlackJacks fire Charles Dubé-Brais after third consecutive loss

CEBL: Scarborough gets their first ever victory as Ottawa is left searching for answers

Ottawa, ON – To be honest, one sequence in particular probably best summed up the BlackJacks’ performance at home during their 98-81 loss to the Scarborough Shooting Stars on Thursday night.  With just over seven minutes to go in the third, after cutting the Shooting Star’s lead to 50-47, the BlackJacks got a stop and turned the ball over on their next possession, which led to … Continue reading CEBL: Scarborough gets their first ever victory as Ottawa is left searching for answers

Breaking down Deng Adel’s CEBL debut

Ottawa, ON – Does it matter if you had the clear best player on the court if you lose? That’s a pretty fair question that unfortunately hangs over the masterful Ottawa BlackJacks debut of Deng Adel on Wednesday night. From the moment he stepped onto the court in front of just over 2000 at The Arena at TD Place, the 25-year-old took the Fraser Valley … Continue reading Breaking down Deng Adel’s CEBL debut

CEBL: Deng Adel dominates but Ottawa falls to Fraser Valley to open the 2022 CEBL season.

Ottawa, ON – With just under three minutes to go in the first quarter, BlackJacks forward Deng Adel sent a lead pass to Walt Lemon Jr before Lemon Jr gave it right back to Adel, who quickly drove by Fraser Valley’s Ty Rowell in the paint before laying it in with his left hand. The basket pushed the BlackJacks’ lead to 19-13 and the Bandits into … Continue reading CEBL: Deng Adel dominates but Ottawa falls to Fraser Valley to open the 2022 CEBL season.

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