OTTAWA - After a disappointing 6-3 loss on Wednesday night against the Queen's Gaels the Carleton Ravens men's hockey team remains optimistic.
As the Ravens look to break out a four-game losing streak, a visit to an old rival may be just what the doctor ordered. "The weekend before, I was frustrated with our effort Friday night, and then Saturday we played well, made one mistake late and lose. That's pretty frustrating because you feel for the guys," coach Shaun Van Allan told TSN1200 on Thursday morning.
"Some nights the execution goes better than others," coach Van Allan said of Wednesday's game. "Last night, we were in it and then Queen's seems to get a couple bounces - 2-on-1 hit our defenceman in the butt and goes in - and we just don't get the bounces."
The Ravens aren't deterred, back on the practice ice Thursday, the team now prepares to face McGill while still holding a one-point lead on sixth place with a game in hand.
While led offensively this season by Parker Aucoin and Nick McCarry, the Ravens got a hat-trick on Thursday from rookie defender Majid Kaddoura. The defenceman's trick was the first by a Ravens defender since Matt Stanisz scored three in a 4-3 win over the Nipissing Lakers in February of 2013.
The Ravens next home game is Sunday, January 22, 2023, when they host the uOttawa Gee-Gees at the 2023 Colonel By Classic at TD Place.