OTTAWA - The Carleton Ravens men's hockey team officially has their back up against the wall following 3-1 loss to the Lakehead Thunderwolves on Saturday.
With the loss and an Ontario Tech overtime loss, Carleton now sits five points back on the final playoff spot with only four games left.
The Ravens Saturday night got off to a rough start when they could not score on three first-period power plays but found themselves behind 1-0 after twenty minutes. Things only got worse for the hosts in the second period when Lakehead scored twice in the opening 7:32, including just over a minute into the frame.
The Ravens would make a game out of in the third period. Shorthanded 4-on-3 Simon Kerr would pickup the puck in his own zone, carrying the length of the ice before beating Max Wright for the goal.
Down two the Ravens cranked up the pressure. Carleton played without goaltender Mark Grametbauer in the crease for long stretches in the third, instead choosing to press for the comeback, but they couldn't overcome the early deficit, despite 15 third-period shots.
Carleton is back in action on Friday night when they travel to UQTR to face the Patriotes.