OTTAWA - The Carleton Ravens' home opener was spoiled on Friday night by a pair of early powerplay goals as the Concordia Stingers jumped ahead and never looked back beating Carleton 4-3.
After Blake Allen was called early in the first for a head contact major, the Stingers took advantage of their power play scoring twice to open the scoring early. The Stingers continued to pull ahead scoring their third of the period just over 11 minutes into the game. Just when it looked like the Ravens might have been counted out Alex Johnston wired home a goal on the power play to put the Ravens on the board, down 3-1 after one.
Midway through the second period Parker AuCoin and Samuel Desgroseilliers exchanged goals less than a minute apart leaving the Ravens behind by two entering the final frame.
Carleton pushed hard throughout the third, as they had since midway through the first, but struggled to crack the armour of Jordan Naylor. It was only with one minute to go in the third that Kieran Craig would tip home a Nolan Seed shot to cut the lead to one.
The Ravens were unable to finish the comeback in the final minute opening their season 0-1.