Ottawa amateur sports teams receive top titles this weekend

Two Ottawa amateur sports teams have secured top spots within their respective pools.

This weekend, Carleton University’s men’s basketball team and the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s each received championship titles.

In basketball, the Carleton Ravens beat the Ryerson Rams Saturday 81-61 in the Ontario University Athletics championship game. This was the second year in a row that the Rams have lost the championship.

Carleton, who has a regular season record of 22-1 and playoff record of 3-0, received their last USports championship title in 2017.

The men’s basketball team will head to Halifax this weekend to compete for another national title in the USport’s final eight tournament. Teams in the final eight include the Saint Mary Huskies (19-1), Calgary Dinos (20-5), Concordia Stingers (11-5), Ryerson Rams (21-2), Alberta Golden Bears (15-5), Dalhousie Tigers (14-6) and UBC Thunderbirds (17-3).

The tournament’s quarterfinals will begin at 11 a.m. EST on March 8. The gold medal game is slotted for March 10 at 5 p.m.

In hockey, the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s were crowned the Eastern Conference champions.

The team won the first place title after beating the Mississauga Steelheads in a 3-0 matchup Sunday.

This was the first time the 67’s have won the conference title since the 2002-03 season. Earlier this year, the team has racked up the most points and wins in its 52-year history.

Other teams across the province with top spots in their division include the Sudbury Wolves (39-19), the London Knights (44-12) and the Saginaw Spirit (42-15).

The league’s regular season will finish on March 17. Playoffs will begin shortly after on March 22.