A new name for “the Nest”

On January 15, Carleton University hosted its final basketball game in the Raven’s Nest. The Ravens Nest has been home to varsity sports at Carleton for 41 years.

The Raven’s Nest has been home to the men’s and women’s varsity basketball programs, the men’s and women’s varsity fencing programs and the women’s volleyball program during its varsity years. The Nest has also been home to various intercollegiate events such as indoor soccer, indoor field hockey, as well as intramurals and various OFSSA post-season tournaments and championships.

On February 8, a new era begins, with the official opening of the Alumni Hall and Sports Centre.

While the varsity teams will move over to the new building, the Raven’s Nest will take on a new name and a new purpose, becoming the Norm Fenn Gymnasium, in honour of Carleton’s former long time men’s basketball coach who was inducted into Carleton’s Varsity Athletics Hall Of Fame in February of 1996. The gym will become home to many extramural games and rentals for such tournaments as the OFSSA Girls and Boys Basketball Championships.

A few basketball highlights from the Nest:

Most points scored in one game: 144
(144-65 victory over Ottawa in 1964-65)

Lowest points scored in one game: 31
(31-30 victory over MacDonald College 1956-57)

Lowest points given up in one game: 13
(106-13 victory over Université Sherbrooke 1965-66)

Most points given up in one game: 116
(117-116 victory over Waterloo 1985-86)

From – http://www.now.carleton.ca/2005-02/681.htm

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