The Carleton Ravens men's hockey team will look to break a three-game slide when they host the York Lions on Friday night. Sitting three points back of the Queen's Gaels, who also have a game in hand, the Ravens will need to start pressing if they want to climb their way back into the OUA East playoff picture.
It's not just an important night on the ice Friday before the game Carleton Athletics will recognize the nearly three-decade-long contributions of Richard Bue.
The timing couldn't be better for Carleton, having played just one game last weekend Carleton plays only once again this weekend when the ninth-place Lions visit the Ice House. The two teams traded goals in their previous meeting, a 6-5 overtime win for the Ravens, but things haven't improved for the Lions. York sits 17 points out of a playoff spot and has lost 13 straight games while carrying an OUA-worst -55 goal differential.
Brock McLeod leads York with 16 points this season, he's one of just 4 players with 10 or more points. In goal, it's been all Carter Serhyenko, the former Prince Albert Raider has appeared in 17 games surrendering 62 goals while posting a 3.98 GAA and 0.889 SV%.
The Ravens did score three times against the Stingers on Saturday but allowed four power-play goals in the loss. Kieran Craig now leads the team in scoring, the second year is on a point-per-game pace with 10 goals and 11 assists only one point back on his rookie total of 22.