OPINION: Algonquin College Abandons Thunder, Unified Identity with Rebrand to Wolves

OTTAWA -- Sometimes, what you're looking for is right there in plain sight. On April 2nd, 2020, the Algonquin College Students' Association made a major announcement, one that has caused its share of turmoil within the college community. It was announced that Algonquin College would be abandoning the name 'Thunder', and will be rebranding as…

CCAA Women’s Basketball Fantasy Draft Using the CEBL Format

SARNIA, Ont. — Is there ever a wrong time to do a Fantasy Draft? The answer is a rather simple one. No. Let’s face it. During this unprecedented time of self isolation and social distancing, we’re always looking for new ways to pass the time. We are no different, and we’re looking for ways to…

CCAA Men’s Basketball Fantasy Draft Using the CEBL Format

SARNIA, Ont. — Is there ever a wrong time to do a Fantasy Draft? The answer is a rather simple one. No. Let’s face it. During this unprecedented time of self isolation and social distancing, we’re always looking for new ways to pass the time. We are no different, and we’re looking for ways to…

U Sports Women’s Basketball Mock Draft Using the CEBL Format

SARNIA, Ont. -- Is there ever a wrong time to do a Fantasy Draft? The answer: no. Let's face it. During this unprecedented time of self isolation and social distancing, we're always looking for new ways to pass the time. We are no different, and we're looking for ways to get people involved and engaged…

U Sports Men’s Basketball Mock Draft Using the CEBL Format

SARNIA, Ont. -- Is there ever a wrong time to do a Fantasy Draft? The answer: no. Let's face it. During this unprecedented time of self isolation and social distancing, we're always looking for new ways to pass the time. We are no different, and we're looking for ways to get people involved and engaged…

Rachel Fradgley’s Self Discovery

by Michael Sun - The Charlatan LONDON, Ont. -- Rachel Fradgley is back home. The London forward and Western teacher’s college student has had a basketball career and life of highs and lows – as well as self-discovery. It’s taken her from London to Vancouver to back to London. Now, she’s playing for the local Western…

The Balance Within

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan When the Western Mustangs contacted Nate McKibbon about their head coach opening last summer, it gave him a chance to go back to his roots. McKibbon had just finished his fourth season as the women’s basketball head coach at Mount Royal University in Calgary when the Western job became open…

Fraser Valley Hosts Thompson Rivers in Battle of Teams Trending in Opposite Directions

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. -- The playoffs are officially here! With the regular season in the rear-view mirror in the Canada West, the attention quickly shifts to the First Round of playoffs. Some intriguing match-ups are on the docket on Valentine’s Day, no less, serving up a treat for basketball fans across the country. Last season, the First…

The Happiness of Elizabeth Leblanc

by Michael Sun, The Charlatan LONDON, Ont. -- Elizabeth Leblanc was going to teacher’s college. She knew that last summer. What she didn’t know was that she would be playing basketball again – and enjoying it. Leblanc – known as Becky – finished off an illustrious four-year career at Carleton University in 2018. She was…

Second Annual CCR Canada Player of the Year Fan Voted Awards to Begin February 3rd

SARNIA, Ontario — It’s easy for us to give out awards, but why not put the power in the hands of the people who watch the games on a regular basis? It’s time for the fans to let their voices be heard. On the heels of a successful debut at the end of the 2018-19…