OTTAWA - Three special teams goals, including two short-handed tallies pushed the Carleton Ravens past the York Lions 5-2 on Friday night.
The Ravens carried much of the pace in the first period but found themselves behind 1-0 after Brock McLeod beat Mark Grametbauer high to the glove side for an early lead. Carleton would bounce back less than four minutes later when Nick McCarry tipped home a cross-crease pass from Alex Johnston to tie the game.
Before the end of the first period, the Ravens would take the lead when Will Collins finished off a nifty passing play in the slot to beat Matt Tovell for the 2-1 lead. After taking the lead the Ravens would never look back.
Early into the second Kieran Craig would send Brogran O'Brien in alone behind the York powerplay for a short-handed breakaway and he made no mistake, scoring his fourth goal of the season for a 3-1 lead.
Owen Gihula scored early in the third to cut into the Carleton lead, but the Ravens would respond, once again shorthanded as Kieran Craig stole a pass at the defensive blueline and went coast-to-coast beating Tovell to renew the two-goal lead.
The Ravens powerplay would strike late in the third capping off a 5-2 victory at home.