The Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team has come out firing to start the 2016-17 season. After four games, the team has already scored an Ontario University Athletics (OUA) leading 23 goals. The Rams scored six times in their season opener against Wilfred Laurier. Since then they have scored four on Windsor, eight on Brock and beat Lakehead 5-2 last night. […]
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There will be plenty of new faces in the Ryerson Rams men’s hockey lineup this season. After finishing sixth in the Ontario University Athletics’ West Division last season, the Rams have added 10 recruits to the roster. Interim head coach Johnny Duco expects this year’s team to be a talented one. “I think we may be a team early on, because […]
The Blade Skating Treadmill is not your average treadmill. Located on the fourth floor of the Mattamy Athletic Centre, the treadmill stretches 12 feet wide by six feet long and is made up of individual plastic segments, or slats, coated with a silicone lubricant to replicate actual ice. With a top speed of 20 m.p.h., it’s much louder and faster […]
When Ryerson men’s hockey team head coach Graham Wise announced his retirement in June, it marked the end of an era. Wise had spent the last 35 years coaching in the CIS, his final 10 as the head coach of the Rams. With Wise now gone, Ryerson will open the season with interim head coach Johnny Duco leading an almost […]
The Rams men’s hockey team has added some offensive punch to its roster. Forward Matt Mistele, who registered 33 goals and 58 points in 61 Ontario Hockey League games last season, has been added to the Rams roster for the 2016-17 campaign. “We see him as the total package,” said Rams interim head coach Johnny Duco. “He’s a really good […]
Canadian Interuniversity Sport’s summer move could mean good things for the Ryerson Rams. The CIS, the national governing body for university sport in Canada, relocated its head office from Ottawa to Richmond Hill in June. Ivan Joseph, Ryerson’s director of athletics, is hoping the move will bring more national exposure to the Rams. “I think, hopefully, the CIS will be […]
Former Ryerson hockey players Jessica Hartwick, Melissa Wronzberg and Alex Armstrong made history this summer, becoming the first Rams to be drafted into the Canadian Women’s Hockey League on Aug. 21. Two of the three players were selected by the Brampton Thunder. Hartwick, a defender and former Rams captain, was taken 38th overall by the team. She graduated as Ryerson’s leader in […]
The Ryerson women’s hockey team hit the ice Friday evening after a busy off-season, winning its first exhibition game 3-2 over the Carleton Ravens. The game featured eight new faces in the Ryerson lineup. After a disappointing season last year, the women’s hockey team revamped their roster. “Recruiting is 12 months a year,” Rams’ head coach Lisa Haley said. “It […]
Mark Tari and the Rams were at home, but nothing made them feel that way. Despite their 10-5 victory over the McMaster Marauders, they knew that the opposing team had more fans cheering at the Bond Park baseball game. It was an October day, ideal for baseball. The sun was shining, but it wasn’t enough to bring Ryerson students out […]
Ryerson Rams head coach Lisa Haley knows the talent of female hockey players. She was behind the bench in Sochi when Marie-Philip Poulin notched Canada’s gold medal-clinching overtime goal. Her long career has put her in a good position to understand the state of women’s hockey and how the women at the top of the game compare to their male […]
While Luke Mercer, a first-year defenceman for the men’s hockey team, had never figure skated before the Battle of the Rams, he may have still had the upper edge on the competition. He worked with a figure skater in the past to help him with his edges, which Mercer says is important for any hockey player. The Battle of the […]
Six third-year Ryerson engineering students have been hard at work in the basement of Kerr Hall, creating an audible hockey puck that will allow players with visual impairments to play Canada’s favourite sport. They call it the eyePuck. With the help of the North American Society of Tetra, an organization that connects clients who have physical disabilities with […]
By Nicholas Raponi NOTE – The Rams dropped game three by a score of 11-3, ending their playoff run. The Ryerson men’s hockey team dropped the Guelph Gryphons in a thrilling 2-1 overtime victory Friday night. After losing its first game in the best-of-three series against Guelph on Feb. 25, Ryerson faced elimination last night at the Mattamy Athletic […]
Fifth-year Rams hockey players not so fondly remember their old playing facility.
The women’s hockey team is 2-13-1, last in the OUA, with eight games to go but still optimistic.
Check out a photo gallery of Thursday’s night Country Night hockey game.
Last week, we heard from her friends and teammates on her career as captain and a Day 1 member of the team.
Here’s what Hartwick had to say about her experience on the team.
Jessica Hartwick has been instrumental in the growth of the women’s hockey team since the day it began.
Check out Ryerson Ram’s weekly scoreboard and the games happening today.
Why Ryerson Athletics isn’t about to adopt an NCAA career-athletics model.
Victoria Nguyen takes a look at how the Rams are doing so far this season.
Whether she’s lacing up before hitting the ice or throwing on cleats before jogging to the field, it doesn’t make a difference for Rams hockey goalie Alex “Army” Armstrong. Athletes are here to win and Armstrong is ready to do just that — no matter the attire. Riddled with injuries, the soccer team was in a pinch to find a keeper […]
Ryerson Rams defenceman Alex Basso got the opportunity to train with the Washington Capitals earlier this month. But the 22-year-old hockey star is still set on his studies, and winning for the Rams.
Ryerson’s Lisa Haley was named head coach of Team Canada’s U-18 women’s team in June. The world championship tournament runs from Jan. 8 to Jan. 15 in St. Catharines, Ont.
Three Ryerson Rams have reported to NHL prospect camps this weekend. This is the second consecutive year Rams athletes have been selected for NHL rookie camps.
This Friday, the MAC is hosting the Heroes Hockey Challenge (HCC) to support the families of wounded soldiers and those killed in combat. Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni will face off against the HHC Warriors, consisting of active Canadian Forces members in the GTA, in a friendly hockey game presented by this year’s charity Wounded Warriors Canada. To date, the event has […]
When Knick Dawe woke up on Saturday Feb. 7, his plan for the day was simple. After arriving back home late after a game in Windsor the night before, the Ryerson Rams goaltender was going to have a relaxing brunch. What transpired was an opportunity of a lifetime, and something he would have never expected. By the end of the […]
Many Rams teams were beginning post season pushes during reading week but for most, it did not go according to plan. Beginning in men’s hockey, the Rams men went up against the University of Toronto (U of T) in their first round best-of-three playoff series. The Rams had home ice advantage but failed to capitalize losing 2-1 at the Mattamy […]
More than just victories are on the line as the Ryerson men’s hockey team opened the first round of the playoffs Jan. 11. The Rams took on the University of Toronto (U of T) Varsity Blues and the title of best team in Toronto is up for grabs. Coming into the final weeks of the season, Ryerson and U of […]
The Rams couldn’t find their scoring touch last night in game one of their Ontario University Athletics (OUA) playoff series against the University of Toronto (U of T). They lost 2-1 on home ice. The Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC) was busy last night with both men’s basketball and hockey playing one floor apart. But on this night hockey was the main […]
Several varsity teams had positive weeks, each of them pushing to clinch playoff positions. Women’s hockey The women’s hockey team continued its drive for a playoff berth when they took on the Waterloo Warriors in an important game Wednesday night. The Rams came into this game one point behind the eighth place Warriors. It was a tight game, with no […]
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 Melissa Wronzberg The puck drops as Canada and the United States battle it out in the championship game of the 4 Nations Cup. The linesman skates down the ice. Her voice echoes, “No,” as she waves off an offside. If you’re a Ryerson student who has had anything to do with athletics, you would recognize the voice, this time […]
Any franchise, whether it’s the Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team or the Buffalo Sabres, is going to take bumps along the road. For the Rams, it has been a difficult transition over the past three years. As they enter their fourth season as a Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) school, expectations continue to increase, as they have on a year-to-year basis. […]
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, […]
Canada’s junior hockey team will play at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in December as part of its preparation for the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship. TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweeted on Wednesday that Canada will play two games against the Canadian Interuniversity Sport all-stars on Dec.13 and 14. Players report to CAN's national junior team final evaluation camp in TOR on […]
Think of any person behind any hockey team and it’s likely they started their career as a scout. The art of identifying talent is a necessary skill to have for anyone who wants to be a part of the game. It’s arguably the best way to break into the hockey world. Doug Hollinsky is the head scout for the Ryerson […]
It’s a little known fact that the Mattamy Athletic Centre turns into a runway of sorts before every Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team home game. First there’s coach Graham Wise, looking all business in his suit and tie as he arrives and heads beyond the great divide of doors between the outside world and the locker-rooms. Next there’s a mob […]
Emma Rutherford struck twice in regulation and once in the shootout as the Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team defeated the No. 6 Laurier Golden Hawks 4-3 in Ontario University Athletics’ action on Sunday. Rookie Kayla Karbonik found the back of the net on the power play for Ryerson (4-4-0). Fourth-year forward Melissa Wronzberg added three assists. It was the Rams […]
If you tune into the pre-game show for most sports broadcasts, there’s a good chance you’ll be shown a shot of a player headed into a dressing room. There’s an even better chance that player’s outfit will be mentioned on social media or even the broadcast itself. And when it comes to certain players, an even better chance their outfit […]
Getting students to watch Ryerson varsity sports is a difficult task, but the current strategies the school has used have worked extremely well so far. The best strategy so far has been cheap beer at men’s hockey games. It’s a marketing manoeuvre that’s perfectly catered to university students who have a penchant for drinking, but have trouble with affording it […]
Despite being plagued by penalties throughout the second period, the Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team defeated the Western Mustangs 2-1 on Saturday, marking the Rams’ first victory against the Mustangs in five years. The win evened up the series for the Rams, who lost 3-4 to the Ontario University Athletics fifth-ranked Mustangs when the teams last met on Oct. 16, led […]
The closing minutes were nail-biters, but the Ryerson women’s hockey team eked past the Toronto Varsity Blues in the annual downtown showdown, beating them 4-3. The win was especially big for the Rams as it was their first ever victory against a top-10 team in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport, according to head coach, Lisa Haley. She called it a historic win for […]
The Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team has started using an app to track some advanced stats for the team. Like the National Hockey League’s new statistical revolution, most of the stats the Rams are now tracking aren’t even advanced – some of them are actually standard NHL stats not tracked by Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) – but they paint a […]
A few months ago, Liam Houlahan, a second-year computer science student at the University of New Brunswick, approached UNB hockey head coach Gardiner MacDougall with the idea to join the team in a statistical role. “His dad has done some work with some pro teams. He’s out of the Ottawa area, and asked us last spring if we would be […]
Advanced hockey stats took the National Hockey League by storm this past summer, with almost every team taking notice of the sport’s fancy new numbers. But it’s not just NHL teams beefing up their stats department – the Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team took notice too. At the start of this season, the team began using a new iPad app […]
Analytics have trickled their way down to university hockey, with the Ryerson Rams using it as an effective scouting tool to evaluate their own players. A few years ago, it was hard to find many people tracking advanced stats in hockey. But over the last calendar year, the trend has blown up. Advanced stats have most famously been used in […]