Héros locaux : L’entraîneur de basketball des Gee-Gees, James Derouin, prêt pour les nationaux en ville

Une célébration des personnes spéciales, qui s’occupent de notre communauté sportive avec le Commissaire du sport de la ville d’Ottawa, Mathieu Fleury La première fois que Darlene Joseph est rentré dans une patinoire — suivant de près ses parents, qui amenaient son frère au hockey — elle savait que c’était une place où elle passerait…

April 2019 Sportspage Snapshots: A Round-up of local sports action

Taffe Charles takes over Carleton Ravens men’s basketball for Dave Smart Now-former Carleton Ravens’ women’s basketball coach Taffe Charles is shifting over to the men’s side to take over for the most successful university basketball of all time. Carleton made the dual pronged announcement that Charles would fill Dave Smart’s shoes as lieutenant of the…

Long-trackers skate similar path to Games

The parallels run deep between Ottawa speedskaters Noah Bouma and Rachel Freitag. The two long-trackers used to carpool to competitions as far as Lake Placid, NY, while splitting time between the Ottawa Pacers and the Gloucester Concordes, the city’s two speedskating clubs. After high school, both made their way to Calgary to train at the indoor oval that’s home to the top skaters in the country.

Lifetime Ottawa Sports Awards winners named

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.

July Snapshots: A roundup of local athletes’ action

Two members of the Rideau Canoe Club appeared on same podium at Canoe Kayak Canada’s National Sprint team trials on June 24. Stephen Frodsham won the men’s single-canoe 500 m race, and Drew Hodges took 3rd place. The 500 m race took place on the third and final day of the trials at the Basin Olympic in Montreal. Two days later, Canoe Kayak Canada announced its selected national teams. A total of five Rideau Club members made the list: Frodsham and Hodges are on the senior men’s canoe team, Rowan Hardy-Kavanagh made the women’s canoe team, and Natalie Davidson and Madeleine Schmidt will race for the women’s kayak team.

Concordes fly at different heights in up-and-down season

Ottawa’s speedskating trio of Ivanie Blondin, Vincent De Haître and Isabelle Weidemann can each look back at the World Cup speedskating season with highs and lows. Blondin, De Haître and Weidemann – each formerly of the Gloucester Concordes – finished the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup season following their departure from the 2018 Winter Olympics, each with personal successes and shortcomings to show for it.

Ottawa Olympians return with renewed regard for how hard it is to hit the podium

  By Dan Plouffe With Ottawa native and 2018 Olympic curling champion John Morris landing in Calgary (his long-time residence), there was no denying a tone of disappointment for the Ottawa Olympians returning home from the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games on Feb. 26.   Many experienced injuries, equipment trouble and pure heartbreak as a number…

Ottawa at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

A team of 13 Olympians will be representing Ottawa at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
Read our profiles on them from page 1-15 in the February 2018 Ottawa Sportspage newspaper – pick up a copy at one of the locations listed on https://sportsottawa.com/content/ottawa-sportspage-0/ or read the online edition of the newspaper at: https://issuu.com/ottawasportspage/docs/sportspage-feb18

Ottawa at the Olympics: Other athletes’ ties to the Capital

By Ottawa Sportspage Though for all, their connections may not be as out- right like the Gloucester speed- skaters, the Ottawa Curling Club’s quartet, or some locally-raised former NHLers, there is a cast of athletes heading to Pyeongchang with ties to the nation’s capital. Genevieve Lacasse, a goaltender on Canada’s women’s hockey team is one…