Articles by: Ryan Skilton

Ice guru’s family makes donation to the MAC

Ice guru’s family makes donation to the MAC

He was known to many of his peers simply as the “ice man.” Doug Moore — whose youngest daughter, Deborah Wilcock, recently made a $53,000 scholarship donation to Ryerson’s Athletic Department in her father’s memory — only lived through the first 17 years of his ice-making company’s life, but made a lasting impression on those he knew, and he did […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Rams Athletics, Sports
The Ryerson women's basketball team was able to create time and space on the offensive side of the ball, controlling the play and opening up high-percentage shots. (Courtesy of Ryersonian Staff)

Women’s basketball team advances to OUA Final Four for the first time in Ryerson history

Ryerson’s women’s basketball team is moving on to the OUA Final Four for the first time in school history after a convincing 73-47 quarter-final victory over the Ottawa Gee-Gees, on Saturday at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Rams were able to overcome an Ottawa team ranked No. 1 in the OUA in terms of defence. Led by star guard Keneca […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Basketball, Sports
The Ryerson men's basketball team beat the Laurier Golden Hawks 105-59 in the 2015 CIS quarter-finals at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. (Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team demolishes Laurier Golden Hawks

Ryerson’s men’s basketball team is headed to the OUA Final Four after crushing the Laurier Golden Hawks, 105-59, in their quarter-finals match Saturday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The Rams were under pressure after their female counterparts defeated the Ottawa Gee-Gees in the first half of a double-header at the MAC. But the men did not disappoint. Led by […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Basketball, Sports
Athletic department instils winning culture in Rams athletes

Athletic department instils winning culture in Rams athletes

When Ryerson athletics director Ivan Joseph was hired back in 2009, he had a vision. That vision was to produce something the university had never really had in its past: a winning sports culture. Six years later, Ryerson’s varsity sports teams are competing at levels they’ve never competed at before. The men’s soccer team made the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Basketball, Sports
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Coaching beyond the rink

Coaching hockey at the university level can be a daunting task – one that requires patience, dedication and a drive to win. But perhaps the most difficult part of the job is coping with the emotional roller-coaster ride that is a hockey season. When the lights go out and everybody goes back to their personal lives, it’s expected coaches do […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Hockey, Sports
The Ryerson Rams women's hockey team defeated the

Ryerson Rams team-by-team 2014-15 first semester recap

Ryerson athletics has made tremendous strides the past few years, and that has only been highlighted by stong performances this year. Here’s a look at each team’s first semester heading into the holiday break. Men’s Soccer The Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team did not end its season like they would have hoped. However, the men did make some noise in […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Sports
LIVE BLOG: Ryerson Rams vs. Laurentian Voyageurs basketball

LIVE BLOG: Ryerson Rams vs. Laurentian Voyageurs basketball

by Ryan Skilton· · Basketball, Live Blog, Sports
Rams' Anagnostopoulos, Adam sets up Reardon, Marc for the spike in a game against the McMaster Marauders Wednesday, November 19, 2014. (Rebecka Calderwood / Ryersonian Staff)

Rams men’s volleyball team falls to Marauders; women’s team sweeps defending OUA champs

It was a tale of Jekyll and Hyde for the Ryerson Rams volleyball teams in Wednesday night’s double-headers against the McMaster Marauders at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The men’s team lost in straight sets, while the women’s team did just the opposite, winning their match 25-19, 27-25, 25-23 against the defending Ontario University Athletics champion Marauders. The women kicked off the night in style. […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Sports, Volleyball
Troy Passingham made 50 saves on 52 shots to help the Rams defeats the Golden Gaels Friday, Nov. 14, 2014. Courtesy Alex D'Addese

Troy Passingham helps Rams to win over Golden Gaels

Queen’s University fired 52 shots at Ryerson goaltender Troy Passingham, but it wasn’t enough as the Rams squeaked out a 3-2 victory over the Golden Gaels Friday night. Both netminders saw a lot of rubber, but stood tall throughout the match. Passingham made a career-high 50 saves for the win, while Gaels goaltender Kevin Bailie had an impressive game of his own, […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Hockey, Sports
Live Blog: Ryerson Rams vs. McMaster Marauders OUA men’s soccer semi-finals

Live Blog: Ryerson Rams vs. McMaster Marauders OUA men’s soccer semi-finals

by Ryan Skilton· · Soccer, Sports
Ryerson Rams defender Cedric Wong winds up for a kick in a game against the UOIT Ridgebacks Sunday, October 26th, 2014. (Lindsay Fitzgerald / Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson Rams face tough test against McMaster Marauders in men’s OUA soccer semi-finals

The Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team will be looking to spoil the party as it takes on the McMaster Marauders on enemy territory in the Ontario University Athletics semi-finals Saturday. The Rams are coming off a convincing 2-0 win against the UOIT Ridgebacks in the quarter-finals last weekend. Associate coach Filip Prostran was pleased with his team’s stingy performance, and said […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Soccer, Sports
Lindsay Fitzgerald / Ryersonian Staff

Defence propels Ryerson Rams to quarter-finals victory over UOIT Ridgebacks

The Ryerson Rams men’s soccer team shut out the UOIT Ridgebacks 2-0 Sunday in the Ontario University Athletics quarter-finals in what was one of its best defensive performances of the year. The Rams got off to a quick start, as fourth-year mid-fielder Martin Dabrowksi beat Ridgebacks goalkeeper Travis Martin to give Ryerson a 1-0 lead at the 16-minute mark. The men didn’t […]

by Ryan Skilton· · Soccer, Sports