Time is ticking on the RSEQ season and the Carleton Ravens women's hockey team is looking to leave the league on a high note. More than a decade since the Ravens qualified for the playoffs they enter this weekend's action holding down the fourth and final spot.
The Ravens start the weekend on the road when they face Montreal on Friday. The Carabins will be looking to keep the momentum going after helping Carleton on Sunday when they handed the Gee-Gees a 3-2 loss. Coming off a big 5-0 loss to Concordia earlier in the week Montreal trailed 1-0 after one before scoring two in the second. The Carabins scored the game-winner 61 seconds after the Gee-Gees tied it at two in the third.
Montreal won't be in cruise control either, they're tightly entrenched in a playoff battle of their own, tied at 20 points with Bishop's after the Gaiters have shot up the standings in 2023-24.
Saturday night, the Ravens return home to face the uOttawa Gee-Gees on Engineering Night. The Ravens are goalless in 2024 but that isn't without chances. Carleton peppered Erika Gagnon and the Gaiters on Saturday night, but couldn't break through. After a slow start to the second half, the Ravens PK is red hot going 10-11 over the weekend.
Caitlin Whitehead continues to impress in goal, last weekend the transfer made 66 saves on 69 shots for a 0.950 save percentage.
The Gee-Gees road to Saturday is no easier, while they don't travel on Friday, they do host the nation's top team, the Concordia Stingers. Ottawa holds a slight lead in the season series with a 2-0-1-0 record. The teams have traded wins with the Gee-Gees winning most recently at the Colonel By Classic. Carleton has outshot the Gee-Gees 91-89 but Ottawa holds the edge outscoring Carleton 8-3.
Carleton will want to take advantage of the Gee-Gees discipline, Ottawa has taken 38 minutes in penalties in the three games, though Carleton has only gone 2 for 18 on the power play.