It’s not as strong a connection as Rachel Homan and Emma Miskew throwing stones together since they were kids in snowpants, but Joanne Courtney does share a link to her new Team Homan mates that dates way back to their childhood as well.
Last year, the Ottawa South United Force 2000-born boys were champions, but there wasn’t much excitement in it – not when they’d outscored their regional opponents by a combined 141-9 en route to a perfect 17-0 record.
Olympic bobsledder Sorensen won’t compete this season
February 2014: Ottawa native Cody Sorensen was tearing down the Sochi bobsled track, on pace to move into contention for an Olympic medal. A moment later, a miscue in turn 14 sent the Canada-3 sled tumbling on its side, bashing down the course across the finish line.
Jesse Mills’ Hail Mary pass to Nate Behar on Sept. 20 at TD Place will stand as one of the all-time great moments in Panda Game history, but the play that gave the Carleton Ravens a 33-31 last-second miracle victory over the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees in front of 12,000+ at TD Place may also go down as the moment the tide turned in Carleton’s favour over the long haul.
The soccer season is complete for the bulk of Ottawa's players, but there was plenty of action in local soccer clubs' boardrooms in September, with the Ottawa Royals and Nepean City Storm confirming their amalgamation and Ottawa Fury FC restructuring its youth academy to focus only on U16 and older age groups.