Ivanie Blondin better get used to standing on the international podium. The 24-year-old from Ottawa finished the 2014 portion of the ISU World Cup Speed Skating calendar the same way she started: with a gold medal around her neck.
It was a big year for local teams at the 16th-annual Bell Capital Cup. Ottawa was represented in the championship games of 16 out of 18 divisions at the Dec. 29-Jan. 2 tournament for Atom- and Peewee-aged players, held at rinks across the nation’s capital.
Teammates since their teens with the Lady Sens, then to Clarkson U and now on to Brampton of the CWHL and the Canadian women’s national team, Ottawa’s Erica Howe and Jamie Lee Rattray have remained at each other’s side throughout their hockey journeys.
New $54M Minto Rec Complex opens in Barrhaven to high fanfare
The main lobby of the new Minto Recreation Complex - Barrhaven was packed to the brims for the Nov. 29 official opening of the new $54 million sports facility at the corner of Cambrian and Greenbank in south Barrhaven.
In the club’s last-ever shot at claiming a USL Super-Y League boys’ title, the Ottawa Fury FC U15 boys became the first male champions of the North America-wide league in 12 years of trying at December’s league finals in Florida.
Tigers’ ‘family’ mentality lifts girls’ basketball team to first OFSAA crown
There were countless hours practicing in the gym, dedication from players and coaches alike to put the best possible tactical systems in place, an extended season in the community club ranks and experience gained from last year’s OFSAA appearance, but St. Matthew Tigers head coach Rick Despatie believes there was really just one ingredient that made the difference for his 2014 OFSAA champs: team.
Forty of the province’s top gymnasts will be heading to Las Vegas, but there probably isn’t anyone who feels luckier to be attending the Jan. 16-18 Lady Luck Invitational in Las Vegas than Catarina Musca.