Thursday, November 27, 2014 | Hockey Insider
The Carleton Ravens nine game-winning streak came to an end this weekend, as they fell to the Waterloo Warriors on Saturday after shutting out the Laurier Golden Hawks the night before.
Ravens Trump Laurier
Though the first two periods remained scoreless in Friday night’s game, the Ravens dominated, outshooting the Golden Hawks 39-15.
Michael McNamee took the lead for the Ravens early in the third period, scoring his eighth goal of the season.
Mitch Zion padded the Ravens lead with a goal of his own, and Corey Durocher finalized the score with an empty net goal at the end of the period.
With a dominant third period, and spectacular goaltending from Patrick Killeen, the Ravens shut out the Golden Hawks 3-0.
Waterloo tops Carleton
Saturday proved to be a different battle, as the Ravens faced the fourth place Waterloo Warriors knowing a win could put them at the top of the leaderboard.
The first place UQTR Patriotes lost earlier in the day, leaving the door wide open for the Ravens to take sole possession of first place in the OUA eastern conference.
Joey West took the first step for the Ravens, snapping the puck past a cluster in front of the Warriors’ net to take a 1-0 lead.
The Warriors were quick to respond, however, as Colin Behenna took a pass from behind the Ravens net to tie the game 1-1 just 36 seconds later.
Behenna then slid the puck under Francis Dupuis’ pads in the second period to give the Warriors the lead, before Joe Underwood took advantage of a Waterloo power play to finish the period with a 3-1 lead.
Power plays proved to be the difference maker of the night, as the Warriors capitalized on two of their seven opportunities, and shut out Carleton on their eight chances.
Mike Moffat logged the second of the Warrior’s power play goals, flipping a quick snap pass into an open Ravens net.
Though Carleton’s Mitch Zion zipped the puck past the left shoulder of the Warriors’ Mike Morrison in the third period, three minutes did not prove to be enough time to re-establish a lead.
The Warriors took the match 4-2, breaking the Raven’s nine game winning streak, leaving them one point out of first in the OUA East.
Though it was a tough loss for the Ravens, head coach Marty Johnston says he was still happy with the team’s effort.
“We knew we were going to face a really good team,” he said. “It’s one of those things, you know, being down on a four on three is tough to stop.”
The Ravens will face conference rivals UQTR and McGill next weekend; a pair of games Johnston says the Ravens are looking forward to.
“We’re going to prepare hard and know that they’re two very good teams that are well coached. We’re going to have to be at our best,” he said.
The Ravens host UQTR at the Ice House on Friday night, with puck drop set for 7:00pm. UQTR won the first matchup of the year by a score of 6-4 on Oct. 11 in Trois-Rivieres, Que. The Patriotes lead the OUA East with an 11-2-1 record, good for 23 points.
The Ravens then travel to McGill’s McConnell Arena on Saturday. The McGill Redmen sit tied for second in the OUA East with the Ravens, holding an identical 11-3 record, for 22 points. The Ravens and Redmen have not met since the CIS University Cup in Saskatoon, Sask. last March.
Getting to Know…No.9 Mike Lomas
Hometown: Burlington, Ont.
Eligibility Year: 4th
Previous Team: Sudbury Wolves (OHL)
What are your game day superstitions or routines?
Take about a 30-minute nap, have my pre-game meal, shower and change into my suit, head to the rink, then grab a coffee and some tums upon my arrival.
Chicken, quinoa and veggies with either an apple or banana.
Favourite NHL Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Favourite NHL Player: Jamie Benn
Favourite Movie: A River Runs Through It
Which actor would you cast in a movie about your life? Matthew McConaughey
If you could have dinner with any three people, living or dead, who would it be be? Robin Williams, Jimmy Fallon, Adam Sandler
Who are your favourite music artists? The Tragically Hip, Great Big Sea, Third Eye Blind
What is your favourite arena to play in? Carleton Ice House
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