Thursday, January 22, 2015 |
Written by Lucy Fox
With back-to-back games this weekend, the Carleton Ravens played two hard-fought games against top-ranked OUA East teams: the McGill Redmen and the Laurentian Voyageurs. The Ravens walked away from the weekend with a 16-5 overall record and tied for second place in the division.
Currently sitting second in the OUA East, the Ravens are looking to stay in the race for top spot in the division, heading into a one home game weekend.
Carleton will host Nipissing at the Ice House on Saturday, looking to replicate their exhibition win back in September against the OUA East fifth-ranked Lakers. Nipissing currently holds an 11-9 record, but will prove an interesting opponent for the Ravens as this will be their first regular season match-up. The Ravens will put their 9-1 home record on the line in the process.
Week in Review
The Raven’s started their weekend off with a road trip to Montreal, facing the McGill Redmen in front of over 1200 fans for the ‘Carnival Night’ game at McConnell Arena. The Redmen again proved a tough opponent on their home ice, trumping the Ravens in a tight 2-0 game.
It proved to be an evenly matched, tight-checking game, with an even five power plays to each team. Carleton outshot McGill 27-22, but McGill managed to sneak two shots past Patrick Killeen. The first was late in the first, a one-time rebound goal off the stick off Jonathan Bonneau. The insurance goal came early in the third from Neal Prokop to seal the deal for the home side.
Victory Against the Voyageurs
In need of a solid win against Laurentian on Saturday night at the Ice House, the Ravens offense was out in full force with a convincing 5-0 win.
With no score through the first, Carleton came out strong in the second with a shorthanded goal from Corey Derocher just 4:52 into the period. His goal was soon followed by a nifty backhand move from Joe Pleckaitis that made it 2-0 at 6:41. Joey West secured the third goal, and final goal of the period, at 13:37, securing a solid lead going into the third.
The third period was all Ravens once again, with another goal from Derocher at 11:52, and a powerplay goal from Tim Billingsley at 13:18. Dupuis stopped all 20 Voyageurs shots, leading the team to an impressive 5-0 final score.
Getting to Know…No.13 Damian Cross
Hometown: Nepean, Ont.
Eligibility Year: 4th
Previous Team: Providence College Friars
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Pre-Game Meal?Chicken and rice with ketchup
Favourite NHL Team: Detroit Red Wings
Favourite NHL Player: Peter Forsberg
Favourite Movie: Pulp Fiction
Which actor would you cast in a movie about your life? Leonardo DiCaprio
If you could have dinner with any three people, living or dead, who would it be be?
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Carrey, Bruce Lee
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