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This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Reaching for the top: Ridgebacks men’s soccer team holds No. 7 ranking in Canada

One remaining home game vs Carleton on October 22, before playoffs

Ontario Tech Ridgebacks men's soccer team celebrate goal during action at Vaso's Field.
Ontario Tech Ridgebacks men's soccer team celebrate goal during action at Vaso's Field.

While Ontario Tech University celebrates its 20th anniversary during this academic year, the Ridgebacks men’s soccer team is enjoying extended time in the national spotlight.

The U SPORTS Canadian rankings as of October 10 place the Ridgebacks men’s soccer program at No. 7 in the country (second in the Ontario University Athletics East Division) with a record of seven wins, three draws and one loss in 11 regular season games.

Hopes are high for a deep playoff run this fall. One regular-season game remains before the playoffs: a much-anticipated home match against the Carleton Ravens (currently ranked No. 4 nationally) on Sunday, October 22 (3:15 p.m. at Vaso’s Field).

Next year, Ontario Tech will be the host university for the U SPORTS 2024-2025 eight-team national championship tournament at Vaso’s Field.

Go Ridgebacks!
  • Learn more about all varsity teams (women’s and men’s badminton; women’s and men’s basketball; women’s and men’s curling; women’s field lacrosse; women’s and men’s golf; women’s and men’s hockey; women’s and men’s rowing; women’s and men’s soccer) by visiting the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks website.