OTTAWA - The Carleton Ravens' hopes of making the playoffs in their final RSEQ season have narrowed with three games to play following a pair of losses and a Gee-Gees win over the weekend.
With three games remaining, the Ravens now host a pivotal game against Ottawa on Friday. Carleton find themselves five points back of the Gee-Gees after this weekend's play.
Carleton took a hard loss on Friday night, travelling to Lennoxville to face the scorching hot offence of the Bishop's Gaiters. The Gaiters opened the scoring just 1:06 into the first period, but Carleton held on keeping the one-goal deficit the rest of the period.
The Gaiters would again strike quickly in the second, scoring under two minutes into the frame before adding another goal just three minutes later. After seeing their first power play of the night cut short by a penalty in the first, Carleton took four straight penalties in the game. On their second penalty kill of the second period, the Gaiters wasted little time, scoring just seven seconds into their advantage to stretch the lead to 4-0.
A fifth goal by the Gaiters just five minutes into the third would chase Caitlin Whitehead from the game en route to a 7-0 Gaiters victory.
The Carleton Ravens started in a flash on Sunday afternoon. Back at the Ice House after Friday's trip to Lennoxville, the Ravens scored just 13 seconds into the contest when Meara Ryan (Pembroke, Ont.) banged home a rebound in front for the early lead.
The Montreal Carabins would strike back midway through the first when a 3-on-2 rush saw the trailer Amelie Poire-Lehoux wide open in the high slot. Lehoux would beat Ravens starter Caitlin Whitehead for the goal.
Despite outshooting Montreal in the second, Carleton would give up the lone goal of the frame when Jessika Boulanger would bang one home on the power play for the lead with Nicole Hunter in the box for delay of game.
The Ravens battled hard in the third, creating chances around Aube Racine, but couldn't beat the Montreal keeper for a tieing goal.