It's the final weekend of the OUA season and plenty is left to be decided.
In playoff action, the women's hockey team continues their chase for Carleton's second RSEQ bronze medal this season as they face the UdeM Carabins in the RSEQ playoffs. The Ravens will need to bounce back quickly after being swept in two straight by the Bishop's Gaiters in the RSEQ Preliminary round.
The Ravens and Carabins will meet in a best-of-three series with the winners advancing to the RSEQ Bronze Medal series. In three match-ups this season the Ravens have been in tough against the Carabins, most recently falling 6-1 on February 27.
The Ravens women's basketball team will kick-off the weekend in Kingston as they take on the Gaels in the first game of a home-and-home series. The 5:30 p.m. tip-off has huge playoff implications as the Ravens (9-3) currently sit just ahead of the Gee-Gees and Gaels for second place - and the all-important first round bye.
The Ravens enter the contest looking to bounce back from their third loss of the season, a 57-54 heart breaker against the Ottawa Gee-Gees. The Ravens attempted only five three-pointers at Montpetit Hall and will need to be more dangerous from downtown to take advantage of a Gaels team that is 10th in the OUA with an opponent 3-point percentage of 27.5%. The Ravens came in well under their season average 74.8 points per game against the Gee-Gees and they'll want to bounce back with a statement weekend before the playoffs begin next week.
Friday at Queens - 5:30 p.m. on OUA TV
Saturday at the Ravens' Nest - 6:00 p.m. - Women's Basketball Tickets - OUA TV
Cordell Veira has been the next man up for the Ravens of late. The Toronto guard has shown no signs of rust after missing the first half of the season, including scoring a game-high 16 against the Gee-Gees last Wednesday. The Ravens will need to bring their trademark defensive style to the court this weekend against a Gaels team that is second in the OUA in shot attempts. The Gaels are also 3rd in the OUA in 3-point attempts, despite being 12th in completions.
Strong play on the glass from the Ravens could go a long way in taking control against the team from the Limestone City. The Gaels narrowly edge out the Ravens for most rebounds per game, by 0.1, but the Ravens incredible 15.3 rebound per game margin could be the difference in determining who owns the paint.
Friday at Queens - 8:00 p.m. on OUA TV
Saturday at the Ravens' Nest - 8:00 p.m. - Men's Basketball Tickets - OUA TV
The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team lost a Tuesday night game in Montreal to the Concordia Stingers by a score of 5-1 in a matchup with major playoff implications. Now with only a few days to prepare, the Ravens will regroup and return to Ed Meagher for one final encounter with the Stingers. With a ton of movement left to be made in the OUA East/Far East standings, the Ravens will look to secure some points and set themselves up for the OUAs single-elimination format playoffs which begin Wednesday.
Saturday at Ed Meagher Arena - 7:00 p.m. on OUA TV
The Ravens look to make a splash in Toronto this weekend at the OUA Championship. Led by Cameron Teasdale the Ravens hope to continue their record-breaking season which has seen the team already set 11 varsity records. With a spot at the U SPORTS nationals already under his cap, Teasdale will look to lead the Ravens along with Josephine Streppel as they face Ontario's best.
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