April Snapshots: A roundup of local sports news

By Ottawa Sportspage Synchro swimmers near podium at FINA Artistic Swimming Worlds Two of Ottawa’s top synchro athletes participated in the 2018 FINA Artistic Swimming World Series in March, including Olivia Jensen-Large, who nearly made the podium as part of Canada’s top three teams at the event. Jensen-Large placed 4th in the women’s team free…

Gloucester Rangers best at Bell Capital Cup

By Jake Romphf Ottawa minor hockey teams found success at home in one of North America’s largest Atom and Peewee hockey tournaments over the holiday season. The 19th annual Bell Capital Cup took over a number of Ottawa arenas, including the Canadian Tire Centre, from December 27th to the 31st. Gloucester Rangers Green took home…

Snapshots: A roundup of local athletes’ action

By Ottawa Sportspage Two Ottawa cyclists placed on the podium at Round 3 of the Union Cyclist Internationale Track Cycling World Cup. The Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton played host to the event for the first time and on home soil Ottawa Bicycle Club products Ariane Bonhomme and Derek Gee both contributed medal performances.…

Ottawa Sport Council’s Fall Sport Summit to tackle grants

By Dan Plouffe The Ottawa Sport Council will bring together the local sports community for its Fall Sport Summit the evening of Nov. 29 at Ben Franklin Place, set to cover a topic that’s become a crucial tool for community sports organizations’ advancement: creating successful grant applications. “Most sport organizations seem to be able to…

YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region Team of the Month: Cumberland United Cobras Under-13 Girls’ Soccer Team

The Cumberland Cobras 2004-born girls’ soccer team earned the first Ontario Cup title in their club’s history in September thanks to a 3-1 victory over Oshawa. The championship game was the first time the Cobras were scored on in their 5 matches in the provincial knockout competition. Cumberland previously trounced Belleville, Mississauga and Bolton 5-0…

Cumberland Cobras bring OPDL soccer to east end of town

By Dan Plouffe There will be some new bite to the local Ontario Player Development League scene next season, with the Cumberland United Cobras set to join Ottawa South United and West Ottawa in the provincial youth high-performance soccer loop. “We’re really excited,” signals Cumberland United general manager Pavel Cancura, noting the club believed they…

Goalkeeper Eriksson called in for Canada soccer camp

Greely’s Mollie Eriksson was 1 of 26 players to attend a Canada Soccer EXCEL national team camp from Aug. 11-18 in Burnaby, B.C. The Ottawa South United product and current West Ottawa Warriors Ontario League1 goalkeeper is amongst the final contenders for a place on Team Canada for the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship. —Ottawa…

Warriors get hot in debut League1 season

By Dan Plouffe Sixteen-year-old Olivia Cooke had the first 2-goal game of her young League1 Ontario career on June 9 at Beckwith Park, helping the West Ottawa Warriors past Darby FC 4-1 for their 4th win in the past 5 games. “We’ve all been working so well and so hard together and I think it’s…