Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Hockey Insider
Written by Clayton Johns
Ravens down Brock
The Carleton Ravens started the weekend off on the right note, dropping the Brock Badgers 7-2 in St. Catharines, Ont. on Friday night. Sean Bamford scored his first goal of the season to open the scoring just over five minutes in to the first period. Jeff Hayes got his fourth of the year in the final minute of the first frame to give the Ravens a 2-0 lead at the intermission.
Hayes then got his second of the game 1:27 in to the second period. The Badgers’ Kaine Geldart and Jamie Kendra then scored 50 seconds apart just over five minutes in to the period to make the score 3-2. Geldart’s goal snapped a shutout streak of 181:31 for the Ravens.
Carleton’s Mike McNamee answered back less than four minutes later to extend the lead to 4-2. Tim Billingsley and Mitch Porowski then added to the Ravens total as Carleton carried a 6-2 lead in to the third.
The Ravens shut down the Badgers’ offense in the third. Carleton defenseman David Weckworth scored his first career CIS goal 3:57 in to the third period to complete the scoring.
Carleton was 0-for-2 on the power play and held Brock to no goals on five power play opportunities of their own. Francis Dupuis made 27 saves to earn his fifth win of the season. The Ravens sent 46 shots at the Badgers’ net.
Carleton tops York in shootout
Saturday night, the Ravens travelled to Toronto for their only regular season matchup with the York Lions. Seventy minutes of action solved nothing and the Ravens faced the shootout for the first time this season. Mike Lomas was the hero in the shootout, beating Lions’ goalie Mitch Maraschiello with a quick snap shot. Lomas was the only goal scorer in the shootout as the Ravens’ Patrick Killeen stopped all three shooters he faced.
York took an early 1-0 lead in the game before Carleton’s Mitch Zion responded for the visitors, his fifth goal of the season, with six seconds left in the period to tie the game at one.
In the second period, Mitch Porowski made the score 2-1 for Carleton, finishing off a pretty passing play with Zion after a neutral zone turnover. Porowski then looked to have his second goal of the game, but it was called back controversially as the referees said the net was dislodged. Lomas then added the insurance marker to put the Ravens up 3-1. Tim Billingsley and Joey West drew the assists on the goal.
In the third, the Lions scored on a power play to make the score 3-2, and then tied the game with 1:19 left in the third to send the game to overtime. The team’s traded chances in the overtime period before Lomas’ heroics in the shootout gave Carleton its eighth straight victory. Carleton outshot York 54-40.
Ravens’ coach Marty Johnston weighs in with his thoughts on last weekend’s performance.
“Our team has always had a tough time against Brock. They play a very tight defensive game and in the first period we capitalized on our chances. The turning point was Mike McNamee’s 4th goal after Brock responded with two quick goals in the 2nd. The line of Porowski-Zion-Lomas was very good in both games on the weekend.
On Saturday it took some time for us to adjust to the Olympic size ice at York. We faced a hot goaltender and our penalty kill was put to work again. Although we gave up a late goal that tied the game our guys battled hard for 70 minutes and Patrick Killeen stood tall for us in the shootout.
This weekend we will meet two western conference opponents that have some deep rosters. We’ll be looking to play fast and use all four lines to be at our best. See you at the Ice House.”
Next weekend, the Ravens are home at the Ice House for a pair of games and will look to extend their winning streak. On Friday, November 21 the Ravens host the Laurier Golden Hawks at 7:00pm. Carleton then hosts the University of Waterloo Warriors on Saturday night with puck drop also scheduled for 7:00pm.
Entering the weekend, Laurier sits ninth in the western conference with a 4-7 record. Meanwhile, Waterloo is fourth in the west at 6-6-1. Carleton currently sits second in the eastern conference with a 10-2 record, and is just one point out of first place.
Getting to Know…No.24 Matt Stanisz
Hometown: Burlington, Ont.
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Previous Team: Owen Sound Attack (OHL)
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It’s a normal day for me, but I eat my pre-game meal at 2:30pm. If I want to go shopping, I will. I don’t try to nap.
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