The Carleton Ravens men's hockey team will miss the playoffs for the first time in program history following a pair of losses on the road this weekend.
Following a loss on Friday night in overtime against the UQTR Patriotes the Ravens needed to win out with help but that wouldn't be the case.
McGill would strike first on Saturday night with Mathieu Gagnon scoring just 2:34 into the action. The goal would not hold up long as Brogan O'Brien (Prince George, BC) would pick off Alexis Shenk and find Aaron Boyd (Winnipeg, Man.) wide open infront of the empty net. Carleton would take the lead before the period half finished when Scott McKenzie buried a Will Collins rebound to make it 2-1. The goal which was just McKenzie's first of the season wouldn't hold up long. Zachary Gallant would score with 93 seconds to play in the first before two Ravens would be called for penalties just 15 seconds later.
It wouldn't only take McGill 13 seconds on the 5-on-3 power play as Eric Uba unloaded a shot past Mark Grametbauer (Halifax, NS) for the lead. There would be no scoring in the second period, with Grametbauer making many key saves as Carleton rolled into the third down 3-2.
In the third period, McGill would bust out as William Rouleau continued his hot play scoring 4:47 into the period. Zachary Gallant would go end-to-end beating Grametbauer short-side high to make it 5-2.
With their season on the line, Carleton would pull Grametbauer early, but Maxime Blanchard would score on the empty net from his own zone to put the game out of reach.
On Friday, Carleton came out firing against UQTR, despite having a pair of goals called back, the Ravens would force UQTR into overtime timed at two. Simon Lafrance's game-winner 4:35 into overtime would pin the Ravens to the wall. Despite entering Le Colisee and leading 2-0 after 12:29, Carleton couldn't close out the #3 ranked Pats.
Nick McCarry (Calgary, Alta.) opened the game with his eighth of the season just 1:19 into the game on a pass from Kieran Craig (Hawkesbury, Ont.). Carleton would score again mid-way through he period when Madoka Suzuki (Kanagawa, JP) notched his first of the season from Lukash Matthews. The Ottawa defender picked up his second point of the night on the goal.
Carleton's lead would but cut in half in the final minute of the first and UQTR would carry the momentum with them scoring again midway through the second to tie the game. The Pats would outshoot Carleton 11-6 in the second before the teams would tie at 11 in a scoreless third.
In the overtime, Carleton came out flying but couldn't beat Alexis Gravel before the Pats would crack Mark Grametbauer for the victory.