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Carlos Verde

Sports Features Writer

Carlos Verde is a journalism student at Carleton University with a passion for sports, writing and travel. In addition to his writing with Ottawa Life Magazine, he hosts a sports-talk show on 93.1 CKCU FM and works in sports communications. Carlos is excited for the opportunity to go 'beyond the boxscore' in the coverage of his hometown teams.
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67’s Earn Four of Six Points, Coach Brown Unimpressed

67’s Earn Four of Six Points, Coach Brown Unimpressed

The difference a single weekend makes at this stage of the Ontario Hockey League season is incredible. Just last Thursday, the Ottawa 67’s were a team scratching and clawing for their playoff lives. Then, following an ugly 4-0 loss in Kingston on Friday night, Jeff Brown’s team appeared [...]

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Now or Never for Jeff Brown’s Young 67’s

Now or Never for Jeff Brown’s Young 67’s

The Ottawa 67’s are the Ontario Hockey League’s worst hockey team right now. On a seven-game losing skid (0-6-1), the youthful 67’s are 2-7-1 in their last 10 and find themselves in a dead heat with North Bay for the 8th and final playoff spot in the league’s Eastern Conference. [...]

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Daniel Alfredsson: Defining a Generation

Daniel Alfredsson: Defining a Generation

Photos by Andre Gagne. Twenty years ago, Ottawa was a capital city without any real significance in the world of professional sports. One of the city’s two pro sports teams, the Canadian Football League’s Roughriders, had just folded following a dismal 3-15 season. The other, the National Hockey [...]

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40 Years in the Making: Redblacks Win Grey Cup!

40 Years in the Making: Redblacks Win Grey Cup!

Image courtesy of Ottawa Redblacks. The detractors will inevitably give excuses of varying degrees of legitimacy — Ottawa’s losing regular-season record, Calgary slotback Marquay McDaniel’s first-quarter injury, etc. — but it matters not. The Ottawa REDBLACKS triumphed on Sunday night in front [...]

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Grey Cup: Keys to Victory

Grey Cup: Keys to Victory

Images courtesy of Redblacks.com. Plenty has been written this week on what the Ottawa REDBLACKS will have to do to overcome the heavily-favoured Calgary Stampeders in Sunday’s Grey Cup at BMO Field in Toronto. You can analyze the specific position group matchups, or compare and contrast the two teams’ [...]

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Ottawa Sports Market the Real Winner as REDBLACKS Book Return Trip to Grey Cup

Ottawa Sports Market the Real Winner as REDBLACKS Book Return Trip to Grey Cup

Images courtesy of @Redblacks. The Ottawa REDBLACKS are headed to their second-straight Grey Cup following 35-23 win over the visiting Edmonton Eskimos in the East Division final. The REDBLACKS raced out to a  17-3 halftime lead, and led by as much as 22 before Edmonton made an ill-fated comeback attempt. [...]

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Tennis Canada to Host Murray, Brits in Davis Cup Clash at TD Place

Tennis Canada to Host Murray, Brits in Davis Cup Clash at TD Place

Images from Daviscup.com. The world’s largest international tennis tournament is coming to Ottawa in February of next year. It was announced Wednesday that Tennis Canada has awarded Ottawa the hosting rights to a first-round Davis Cup match between Canada and Great Britain in the 2017 edition of the [...]

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Ravens WHKY: The Turnaround

Ravens WHKY: The Turnaround

The Ravens pour off the bench at the final buzzer after beating top-ranked Montreal. All photos by Carlos Verde. Far from the bright lights and 20,000-seat arena of the National Hockey League’s Ottawa Senators, a team mired in the dilemma of to rebuild or not to rebuild, another capital-region hockey [...]

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