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OTTAWA - The Carleton Ravens women's hockey team welcomes the Concordia Stingers on Friday night with eyes on making a run for the RSEQ playoffs.
The Ravens' 10-point first half shows promising signs of progress. The young Ravens, with only four players in their third year or higher, are quickly earning their stripes against some of the best teams in Canada. With new head coach Stacey Colarossi at the helm, the Ravens have been exciting, playing a physical and structured brand of hockey.
On Friday, the Ravens will take the ice at Carleton's Ice House with the same demeanour that's helped them find success all season. "Monday to Friday is when we do all our work," explained coach Colarossi on CTV Morning Live Thursday. "When we get to game time, I want them to play." Whether it's the upcoming matchup with Concordia or the Colonel By Classic on January 22, the Ravens are committed to growing every time they take the ice.
Ravens leading scorer Cecelia Lopez (Winnipeg, Man.) has now served their suspension and could provide a boost to the Ravens' offence. In eight games this season, Lopez has 4 goals and 1 assist for 5 points. After playing in Spain last year, the graduate student has brought a new level of gritty and flair to the Ravens.
Alongside Lopez, five Ravens have four points while goaltender Marie-Eve Cote has carried a sparkling .930 save percentage and a 2.42 goals against average. Cote's strong play will need to continue if the Ravens are to chase down Bishop's and uOttawa for the 4th playoff spot. Carleton currently sits nine points behind.
After Friday, the Ravens host Montreal next Friday before heading to The Arena at TD Place next Sunday for the Colonel By Classic.