MONTREAL - The Carleton Ravens went 8-for-9 on the penalty kill but it wasn't enough on Sunday afternoon as they fell 2-1 to the Montreal Carabins.
The Ravens seemed to start the game shorthanded facing a 5-on-3 penalty kill in the opening minute and things didn't improve for the visitors. After Jade Picard scored for the Carabins late in the first, the Ravens found themselves back in the box to end the first.
Carleton would kill off the carryover penalty and another to Aoiffe Mahaffy before getting their first opportunity on the powerplay. Carleton wasted little time on the power play as Jenna Morais's heavy wrist shot was stopped by Racine but the rebound landed right on the stick of Cecilia Lopez who made no mistake tying the game at one.
Carleton would kill off their next penalty before finding themselves short one more time in the third. The Carabins would finally break down the Ravens' penalty kill as Amélie Poiré-Lehoux beat Whitehead to retake the lead.
The Ravens would push back hard in the third but it wasn't enough to close the gap. Caitlin Whitehead was fantastic for the Ravens stopping 47 of 49 shots as the Ravens' top penalty killer.
The loss is the Ravens' first in their last four games, breaking a three-game winning streak. They continue their month-long road trip next Saturday before facing the Ottawa Gee-Gees at The Arena at TD Place on Sunday in the annual Colonel By Classic.