Post Tagged with: "Rams"

The Ryerson Fastpitch team, along with family and coaches, following the provincial championships on October 15th. (Bryce Turner/Ryersonian)

Rams fastpitch scores game win in inaugural playoff run

The second season of fastpitch at Ryerson was a year of many firsts.

Last weekend the team made the trip west to Kitchener for their first ever appearance in the provincial championships and won their first ever playoff game in the process, following 10 wins in the regular season.

by Bryce Turner· · On Campus, Sports
Ryerson Rams Senior Men's Basketball Player Ammanuel Diressa. (Photo by Hung Le)

Rams basketball’s Ammanuel Diressa prepares for final season

The Ryerson men’s basketball team has created many stars over the past few years. Ammanuel Diressa is one of their best.

Diressa is a 6’5” point guard, heading into what will be his final season with the team. He was named an OUA First-Team All-Star last season. After spending a couple of years at Tennessee Tech University, Diressa returned home and transferred to Ryerson to play for the Rams. This will be his third and final season playing for the team.

by Kayla McLaughlin· · Basketball, Sports
Aidan Dolan (courtesy of Alex D'Addese/Ryerson Rams Athletics)

First year spells change for Ryerson baseball player

If you take a look at the Ryerson baseball team roster, you’ll notice many of the players are from Ontario – Toronto, Markham or Scarborough, for example – but this year, the team has a new player who’s neither from Ontario, nor from Canada.

Aidan Dolan made the trek over the southern border from the U.S. to start his first year at Ryerson this fall. Dolan hails from Buffalo Grove, Ill., a town just north of Chicago.

by Bryce Turner· · Baseball, On Campus, Sports
Ryerson Rams logo on the boards of the Mattamy Athletic Centre. (Photo by Steven Ellis)

Rams men’s hockey team ready to regroup

Best two out of three. That’s all it takes to advance in the playoffs. But that’s all it takes to be eliminated too. After disappointment in February, the Ryerson men’s hockey team is ready to hit the ice with the playoffs already in mind. The men’s hockey team will lace their skates for the first time this school year, Friday […]

by Bryce Turner· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
Ryerson Rams' fastpitch team in action. Photo from Hung Le/Ryerson Rams Athletics

Ryerson fastpitch team aiming high in sophomore season

The Toronto Blue Jays have had a nightmare of a season. That’s not news. But if you’re looking for a fun sport to follow during the year, Toronto may have a championship contender in the fastpitch scene. The Ryerson Rams fastpitch team is scheduled to start the regular season Friday night, with a pair of games against York University. The […]

by Bryce Turner· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Growing pains for Ryerson’s women’s fastpitch

Growing pains for Ryerson’s women’s fastpitch

Ryerson’s women’s fastpitch saw it all in their inaugural season.

by Brianne Spiker· · Rams Athletics, Sports
Ryerson Rams capture first silver medal at national championships

Ryerson Rams capture first silver medal at national championships

The Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team finished second place at the national championships this past weekend. But taking home silver is still seen as disappointing for the players and coaches. William Brown reports.

Ryerson's Women's volleyball team will face the University of Western Ontario, the OUA western division’s regular season champions, Mar. 4 at the University of Toronto in a semifinal game. (Nicholas Raponi/Ryersonian Staff)

U SPORTS women’s volleyball preview

With Ryerson hosting the national women’s volleyball championship, the Rams get a shot at redemption after a disappointing OUA Final Four.

by Brianne Spiker· · Sports, Volleyball
Juwon Grannum and Roy Rana hug as Grannum comes out of the game for the final time as a Ram. (Luke Galati/The Ryersonian)

Rams fall in national finals to Carleton, win first silver in program history

HALIFAX — It’s heartbreak for the Rams. The Carleton Ravens defeated the Ryerson Rams 78-69 in the men’s basketball championship game. Ryerson still takes home a silver medal, but silver’s not the colour they wanted. For the Ravens, it’s their seventh consecutive championship, a marvel in the highly competitive world of university sports in Canada. Plain and simple, Carleton was the better […]

by William Brown· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, News, Sports
Filip Vujadinovic scores one of his game high 16 points as the Rams advance to the national finals in Halifax. (Luke Galati/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson advances to national basketball final in thrilling 59-58 win

The Rams will finally have a chance to play for the trophy. And they’ll do it against their OUA rivals, the Carleton Ravens.

by William Brown· · Basketball, News, Sports
Ryerson's Chase Vassell, Thedrose Demeke, Keevon Small and Adika Peter-McNeilly pose at today's shootaround. Photo by Luke Galati/The Ryersonian

Rams look ahead to semifinal showdown versus Dalhousie

  HALIFAX — On their only off day this weekend, the Ryerson Rams prepare in an empty arena. Only media and staff are inside the shell of an arena in the heart of Nova Scotia’s capital. But it won’t stay that way for long. A loud, boisterous crowd is expected to greet the Rams in their semifinal game tomorrow versus the Dalhousie […]

by William Brown· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
Chris Blanchette

The Final Four: Ryerson’s volleyball teams

The squads are off to Hamilton for the OUA.

by Christopher Blanchette· · Sports, Volleyball
(Alex D'addesse)

Ryerson Rams win big with U SPORTS, OUA honours

Rams athletes honoured across Canada and Ontario in basketball, volleyball and hockey.

by Brianne Spiker· · News, On Campus, Sports
Veronica Livingston reminisces on her time with Rams volleyball as her career draws to a finish

Veronica Livingston reminisces on her time with Rams volleyball as her career draws to a finish

As women’s volleyball heads into the finals, Livingston wants to make sure she’s leaving it all on the court.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports, Videos, Volleyball
Adika Peter-McNeilly celebrates after scoring a three in the fourth-quarter of the 2017 men’s national championship quarterfinal. Peter-McNeilly scored 17 points in the game. Ryerson plays next on Saturday in the semifinals. Photo by Luke Galati/ The Ryersonian

Rams squeeze out tight victory in opening Final 8 game

The Rams advance to the semifinal on Saturday with their opponent to be determined.

by William Brown· · Basketball, News, Sports
Rams begin national championship bid in Halifax

Rams begin national championship bid in Halifax

By: William Brown & Luke Galati HALIFAX — It’s all set. The U Sports men’s basketball tournament Final 8 is already underway, as the Carleton Ravens and Calgary Dinos finish up the first of four games today. Ryerson fans travelling to Halifax arrived this morning by plane and took the bus downtown to support their team. They now wait patiently […]

Western Mustangs women's skip Carolyne Graham yells for her teammates to sweep her rock during their game against the Ryerson Rams at the 2017 OUA Curling Championship in Oshawa on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The Rams defeated the Mustangs 6-2.

Rams rebound remarkably on Day 3 of OUAs

The Ryerson Rams curling teams each had to bounce back after a winless second day at the OUA Championships, and did so brilliantly on Saturday. Both teams played twice on the third day of the round–robin, and each team emerged with two important wins. With their results, the men’s team kept their glimmer of hope alive but will still require […]

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
Ryerson Dragon Boat Club members race in a relay at the 2017 Ontario University Indoor Championships held in the SLC. (Jordan Arseneault/ Ryersonian)

Ryerson Rams Dragon Boat Club tests paddlers individually at Ontario University Indoor Championships

In a team sport, how much weight does each individual really carry? Dragon boat racing is a sport where the team that works together, wins. What happens when you dismantle that team and test each paddler  on their own strength and endurance in an intense indoor competition? On Saturday, Ryerson’s dragon boat team competed in the fifth-annual Ontario University Indoor […]

by Madonna Dennis· · Sports, Videos
(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 25-27)

The cold weather has finally come, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck indoors. Put on something to you keep you warm and go to some events happening this weekend in Toronto. 1. The iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Follow +RT for a chance to win a pair of tickets to #JingleBallNorth Nov 25 (minors require parental consent) Rules: https://t.co/cFz61mPU15 […]

(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 18-20)

It’s been a long week at school, so you should go out and enjoy yourself. It’s just over a month away from Christmas and that means this is the weekend the city kicks off some holiday events. 1. The Distillery Christmas Market Here are 5 reasons why you should visit the @TOXmasMkt this holiday season https://t.co/8VfV0khYeY pic.twitter.com/hwauCWvCDc — Live2UToronto (@live2utoronto) November […]

(Alex d'Addese)

It was a hell of a ride: reflecting on the men’s soccer season

With one whistle the Ryerson Rams men’s soccer season was over. It was an emotional scene, with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues players cheering for their semifinal win and berth in the U Sports national tournament, while the Ryerson players scattered the pitch, heads in their hands trying to come to terms with the loss. For fifth-year player Luka […]

by Hailey Salvian· · News, Sports
(Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Things to do this weekend (Nov. 11-13)

1. Friday Night Live at the Royal Ontario Museum Honour & celebrate all heroes, both real & mythical, this Friday! #FNLROM! https://t.co/MbMboBo5VI pic.twitter.com/NKXNtyz5kb — Royal Ontario Museum (@ROMtoronto) November 9, 2016 There are always places to party in Toronto on the weekend, but nothing as unique as The ROM Friday Night After Hours. This weeks theme is “Tribute”, meaning the art gallery will have […]

Men’s Hockey Falls to York Lions

Men’s Hockey Falls to York Lions

What you need to know: Rams drop second regulation loss to the York Lions Thursday marked the first game of a five-game home stand for the Rams Graham Wise’s 35-year coaching career was honoured Rams will have another battle in Toronto on Saturday night versus the Varsity Blues For the second time this season, the Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team fell […]

by Hailey Salvian· · Sports
(Courtesy of Alex D'Addese)

Rams eye return to nationals

After reaching new heights last season but ultimately coming up short, the Ryerson men’s basketball team is determined to return to the national championship tournament this season. And while several new players have been added to the Rams’ roster, the team will lean on the veteran leadership of fifth-year players Juwon Grannum and Adika Peter-McNeilly to help guide the team […]

by Carlo Zanette· · News, Sports
Rams captain Michael Fine celebrates scoring in the third period against Lakehead on Thursday night at the MAC. (Photo: James Tozer)

Red hot offence helps Rams men’s hockey to historic start

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 Wilfrid Laurier. Since then they have scored four on Windsor, eight on Brock and beat Lakehead 5-2 last night. […]

by Mitchell Tierney· · Hockey, News, Sports
Maggie Macintosh (middle) is back on Ryerson's women's curling team as team captain. (Courtesy Jacob Thielen)

Mac is back: Skip returns to women’s curling team

Ryerson’s women’s curling team has found a new captain – and they didn’t have to look far. Maggie Macintosh, who skipped the team in last year’s debut season, was originally planning to step away from the game to focus on her studies. But after being convinced to come back out for a practice run, the second-year journalism student has decided […]

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
Petition brings student favourites back to the Ram

Petition brings student favourites back to the Ram

Buffalo caesar wraps and nachos are back at the Ram in the Rye after over 400 students signed a petition to resurrect their favourite menu items. The petition, created by fourth-year computer engineering student Matthew Smith, appeared on Change.org last week and circulated on Facebook. It urged the campus pub to bring back staples from the old menu, like sweet […]

by Oriena Vuong· · Food, Food & Health, News, On Campus
Unlikely dancer hopes to lead Rams to new heights

Unlikely dancer hopes to lead Rams to new heights

Sacha Lank didn’t start off as a dancer, but the 20-year-old is back for a third consecutive season — her second as captain — of the Ryerson Rams Dance Pak.   The team kicked off a new season this week, hoping to build on their second place finish at last year’s Flashdance University Challenge. For Lank, who is also a […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · Arts & Life, Performance Arts
Inside the Mattamy Athletic Centre during a Ryerson Rams men's hockey practice, Nov. 23, 2015. (Steven Goetz/Ryersonian Staff)

‘Total package’ Mistele added to Rams hockey roster

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 […]

by James Tozer· · Hockey, News, Sports
Coach Lisa Haley with former Rams player Jessica Hartwick during a practice. (Courtesy Tristan Simpson/Ryersonian Staff)

Three’s company: Former Rams teammates drafted

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 […]

by Kayla Goodfield· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
Photo Courtesy of Ryerson Rams, Photo by Jacob Thielen

Rams hope new home, new league can lift curling program to OUA playoffs

After a strong debut last season from both men’s and women’s teams, Ryerson’s curling squads are switching home clubs in the hopes of elevating the program to be among the OUA’s elite. “Last year wasn’t a big enough challenge to push us where we need to be,” said Nicole Titkai, incumbent vice for Ryerson’s women’s team. Last year, the two teams played […]

by Michael Norton· · Curling, Sports
Women's Hockey on Sept. 9, 2016.

Ryerson Rams women’s hockey team is off to a new start

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 […]

by Kayla Goodfield· · Hockey, News, Sports
(Nike Theodorakidis and Josh Beneteau/Ryersonian Staff)

VIDEO: Ivan Joseph talks the future of Rams sports

By Chris Thomson, Nik Theodorakidis, Josh Beneteau and Deven Knill Another year of basketball, hockey and many more sports has come to a close at Ryerson. The Rams finished the year with five Final Four appearances, three OUA medals and two CIS medals, making 2015-16 one of the most successful in Ryerson athletics history. The Ryersonian’s Chris Thomson sat down […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Sports, students
(Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

Rams tip off against No. 1-ranked McGill in CIS semifinal

FREDERICTON – Ryerson’s women’s basketball Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) semifinal matchup will pit the Rams against a team that they have not played more than five years. The Rams will face off against the McGill Martlets, the top seed in the tournament, on Saturday March 19 at 1:30 p.m. EST. The fifth-seed Rams will be playing for an underdog win and […]

by Rebecca Goss· · Basketball, CIS Final 8, Sports
(Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

LIVE BLOG: Ryerson women take on McGill in CIS semifinal

The Ryerson women’s basketball team takes on the McGill University Martlets Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in semifinal action. Check out live blog below.  

(Rebecca Goss/Ryersonian Staff)

Women’s basketball team wins CIS game 1, advances to semifinals

FREDERICTON – Ryerson’s women’s basketball team defeated the University of Regina Cougars Thursday night 73-70 in game 1 of the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) championships. It is the first time the Rams have reached this stage in the nationals. “This year has just been one year to remember,” said Keneca Pingue-Giles, who was named CIS player of the year Wednesday night. […]

(Courtesy Alex D'Addese)

Rams defeat Golden Gaels in four sets; advance to gold medal game

The Ryerson men’s volleyball team defeated the Queen’s Golden Gaels in four sets on Thursday evening to advance to the OUA finals. By being an OUA finalist, the Rams have also punched their ticket to the CIS National Championships. This will be the team’s first appearance in school history. The team started out the game with a lead early in […]

by Nicholas Raponi· · News, Sports, Volleyball
Rams at home to University  of Toronto on Nov. 4

OUA playoffs first test for top-ranked Rams basketball

Here’s a recap of each team, in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past four months.

by Liam Butler· · Basketball, Sports
Before the Gardens, there was George Bell

Before the Gardens, there was George Bell

Fifth-year Rams hockey players not so fondly remember their old playing facility.

by Joshua Beneteau· · Hockey, Rams Athletics, Sports
Volleyball playoffs set to begin for both the men’s and women’s teams

Volleyball playoffs set to begin for both the men’s and women’s teams

After stellar regular seasons, the teams are looking for redemption after disappointing in the playoffs last year.

by Michael Grace-Dacosta· · Sports, Volleyball
Ryersonian Sports Wrap: February 2, 2016 – Men’s and women’s volleyball team win vs. Queen’s

Ryersonian Sports Wrap: February 2, 2016 – Men’s and women’s volleyball team win vs. Queen’s

YouTube / TheRyersonian – via Iframely

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Sports, Volleyball
Men’s hockey hosts LGBTQ game against Guelph Gryphons, wins 5-0

Men’s hockey hosts LGBTQ game against Guelph Gryphons, wins 5-0

Darrell Bowden had not been to a hockey game in 35 years. On Thursday night, as the Ryerson men’s hockey team pummeled the Guelph Gryphons 5-0 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC), Bowden was cheering on the home team alongside everyone else. Bowden is the co-chair of Positive Space Ryerson, a staff and faculty group committed to making Ryerson more […]

by Liam Butler· · Sports
Froese gets one past the Guelph goalie (Christian Thomson/Ryersonian Staff).

Ryerson Rams men’s hockey defeats Guelph Gryphons

The Ryerson Rams men’s hockey team continued its dominance of the Guelph Gryphons this season, defeating them 5-0 Thursday night at the Mattamy Athletic Centre (MAC). The Rams swept the season series with the Gryphons 3-0. Right winger Mitch Gallant scored a hat trick to power Ryerson’s offence. It was a career night for the fifth-year arts and contemporary studies student, who […]

by Liam Butler· · Sports
For Rams, win over Carleton Ravens long overdue

For Rams, win over Carleton Ravens long overdue

For the first time in 16 years, the men’s basketball team finally beat Carleton.

by Liam Butler· · Sports
Ryerson's dragon boat club hosted the Ontario University Indoor Championships this Saturday in the Student Learning Centre.

Dragon boat club wins 15 medals, hosts Ontario University Indoor Championships

Ryerson’s dragon boat club hosted the fourth annual Ontario University Indoor Championships in the Student Learning Centre.

by Alysia Burdi· · News, On Campus, Rams Athletics, Sports
Jamie Lewis scores the third and final goal for the Rams against Brock goalie Clint Windsor (Olivia McLeod/Ryersonian Staff).

Men’s hockey shuts out Brock on country night

Check out a photo gallery of Thursday’s night Country Night hockey game.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Hockey, News, Sports
Courtesy Alex D'Addesse

Rams volleyball teams both register big wins

It was a triumphant night for volleyball last Friday, as both the men’s and women’s teams snagged victories over the visiting York Lions at the Mattamy Athletic Centre.

by Lana Hall· · Sports
Courtesy Stephen Kassim

Q&A with women’s hockey captain Jessica Hartwick

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.

by Adetayo Bero· · Sports
Palak Mangat/ Ryersonian Staff

Hockey captain starts final year with team

Jessica Hartwick has been instrumental in the growth of the women’s hockey team since the day it began.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Sports
Courtesy Alex D'Addesse

Men’s volleyball team loses to Waterloo

The Ryerson Rams men’s’ volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season last week.

by Lana Hall· · Sports
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