The December 2018/January 2019 edition of the Ottawa Sportspage newspaper is now available!
As a long-distance speedskater Isabelle Weidemann doesn’t need to rely on a hot start, but that’s exactly how she began this season.
Roughly 2 dozen Ottawa players are competing in NCAA women’s hockey this season – the biggest collection of which can be found at Syracuse University. Credit the magnetic pull of the Orange’s captain, Lindsay Eastwood, for that distinction. She was the lone Ottawa player on the team last season, but now she’s 1 of 5.
Ottawa teenagers Ariel Young, Isabella Hanisch, Kayza Massey and Jonathan David all carved their place into Canadian footy history while wearing the Maple Leaf in international competition this fall.
Just because they’re given an award – or another award, in the case of many of this year’s Ottawa Sports Awards lifetime award recipients – doesn’t mean everything is all of a sudden going to be about them. A lifetime of dedication to sport instills certain selflessness, morals and principles, at least two of this year’s headlining winners agree, and it’s just that that they’ve spent so much time trying to pass along to others.
There were no medals, trophies or championships, but the smiles and cheers of youngsters from Ste.-Anne elementary school celebrating a simple relay race win underlined the magic of sport.
Fresh off of his first appearance at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, Sam Zakutney is more confident than ever.