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Thursday, September 13, 2018

6:30 PM - 10:00 PM | Add to calendar

Ravens Nest Athletics Centre

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

Contact Information

Sarah Fee, 613-520-2600, sarah.fee@carleton.ca



About this Event

Host Organization: Carleton University Athletics
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Join us as we honour five new inductees into the Ravens Athletics Hall of Fame. This event is part of the Throwback homecoming celebrations for 2018.

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Ravens Nest, Alumni Hall, Carleton University
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Dinner, 3 course with wine
Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online


Earl Cochrane, Men’s Soccer
Possessing a deft touch, skill and guile, Earl Cochrane was a mainstay with the Carleton Ravens men’s soccer team from 1989-1993. Cochrane, a central defender, possessed a hard-nosed, yet creative style of play on the pitch where he excelled on the Ravens’ backline for half a decade. Cochrane, who served as team captain during his final two seasons at Carleton, was chosen as an OUA First-Team All-Star for four consecutive years from 1990-1993. Cochrane scored 16 goals during his career, which is the second highest total of any defender in program history, and his superb play earned him Second-Team All-Canadian in 1991 and First-Team All-Canadian in 1992. Cochrane was named the Carleton University Male Athlete of the Year in 1991-92, as well as the Graduating Male Athlete of the Year in 1992-93. Following the conclusion of his highly-decorated university career, Cochrane played professionally in Asia. Cochrane has remained a prominent figure in the Canadian soccer community since leaving Carleton, holding a variety of roles in the professional ranks and at the national level with Canada Soccer.

Marianne White (née Illing), Women’s Water Polo
One of the finest athletes to ever grace the pool at Carleton, Marianne White (née Illing) was an outstanding member of the Ravens women’s water polo team from 1999-2002. Illing, an immensely talented forward, enjoyed four seasons of leading the Ravens scoring attack. With an uncanny ability to find the back of the opponent’s net, Illing’s consistent performances brought her plenty of individual awards including an OUA Second-Team All-Star award as a rookie in 1999 followed by three straight OUA First-Team All-Star nominations from 2000-2002. In 2000, Illing set a Ravens water polo record with 69 goals in a season, which still stands as the highest single-season total in program history. Illing was named the Carleton University Female Athlete of the Year in 2000-01. After her remarkable university career, Illing went on to an illustrious career with the Canadian national team. Illing represented her country on several occasions, including at the 2003 Pan Am Games as well as at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Terry McCarthy, Men’s Hockey
As one of the first true stars of the Ravens men’s hockey program, Terry McCarthy enjoyed a highly successful three-year stay at Carleton beginning in 1969-70. McCarthy was an impact player on the Ravens’ blue line throughout his university career thanks to an unmistakable blend of skill and finesse that made him one of best players in the country. McCarthy’s sensational play saw him earn back t0 back OQAA First-Team All-Star awards in 1970-71 and 1971-72 as well as Carleton University’s Male Athlete of the Year in 1971-72. A star among his peers, McCarthy was named to Canada’s National Student team which represented the red and white at the World Student Hockey Tournament in 1971-72. McCarthy was scouted to play professionally in Switzerland for a year before eventually returning to Ottawa. In addition to his stellar playing career, McCarthy was one of the leading figures in the Ravens men’s hockey revival that brought varsity hockey back to Carleton in 2007-08.

Harry Van Hofwegen, Football
A gifted athlete with tremendous instincts and natural ability, Harry Van Hofwegen is remembered by teammates and opponents as one of the most dominant defensive players in Canadian university football in the 1990s. Despite only playing two seasons at Carleton, Van Hofwegen was a multitalented force on the Ravens defensive line, as well as a gifted punter and kicker. Van Hofwegen took the conference by storm as a rookie, taking home OQIFC All-Star and CIAU First-Team All-Canadian honours in 1993. Despite missing most of the 1994 season, Van Hofwegen returned for a memorable 1995 campaign that saw him capture the J.P. Metras Trophy as the country’s Outstanding Down Lineman in addition to being selected as a CIAU First-Team All-Canadian. Van Hofwegen was chosen as Carleton University’s Male Athlete of the Year in 1995-96, and he was selected to represent Canada in the 1996 NCAA East-West Shrine Game in California. That same spring, Van Hofwegen was taken 11th overall by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the 1996 CFL Draft. Over the course of his three-year pro career, Van Hofwegen competed for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (1996, 1997), BC Lions (1997) and Edmonton Eskimos (1998).


Robert Laughton, Men’s Basketball
Robert ‘Bob’ Laughton’s lifelong commitment to Carleton University, his leadership and guidance to its Board of Governors, and his devotion to the men’s basketball program leaves an inspiring legacy for everyone in the Carleton community. From 1956-1959, Robert ‘Bob’ Laughton was a starter and key defensive stalwart on the Ravens men’s basketball team. Laughton was a key contributor during the early years of the program, helping the Ravens capture two Ontario-St.Lawrence Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships in 1956-57 and 1958-59. A starter, co-captain and one of the team’s top scorers for three years, Laughton was the recipient of the Doug Banton Trophy in 1958-59 as the outstanding basketball player best combining sportsmanship with ability. Laughton’s positive influence on the men’s basketball program and Carleton Athletics has been far reaching since his days as a student-athlete. His lifelong passion for the men’s basketball program saw Laughton and fellow Raven teammate, George House, start the House-Laughton Hoops Classic, which is one of the country’s premier preseason tournaments held at Carleton each October. Bob was the Chair of the Board that approved the now extensive Athletic Facilities at Carleton including Alumni Hall which hosted its first basketball game in February 2005.

Learn more about the Athletics Hall of Fame, please visit us online.
Learn more about Throwback at carleton.ca/alumni.