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Follow the Ravens: February 16-18, 2018

Written by Brandi Awad, Carleton Sports Information

Photo by Carleton Athletics

‘Follow the Ravens’ is a weekly release on GoRavens.ca featuring news on upcoming Carleton Ravens varsity games and events.

For complete coverage of your favourite Ravens teams, please see the listings below:

MEN’S HOCKEY:

Preview: The OUA hockey playoffs are underway and Carleton’s men’s hockey team are coming off a huge playoff win against longtime rival the University of Ottawa Gee Gees. The Ravens took on the Gee Gees in the Ice House Wednesday night, where they played a strong game from start to finish. The Ravens were first to put themselves on the board with a shorthanded goal from Curtis Meighan (Ottawa, ON). The Gee-Gees later tied the game, but Meighan was able to help the Ravens regain the lead with his second goal of the night. However, with just 90 seconds left to go in third uOttawa was able to tie it up and send the game into overtime. Adam Chapman (Barrie, ON) was the overtime hero, finding the back of the net and sealing the Ravens victory. In a best-of-three playoff matchup, the Ravens have put themselves in a great position heading into Game 2. They’ll have the chance to close out the first round of the playoffs on Friday night at the Minto Sports Complex at 7:30 p.m.

Carleton at uOttawa (OUA Playoffs)
Date: Friday, February 16 (7:30 PM)
Location: Minto Sports Complex – Ottawa, ON
Coverage: OUA.tv

WOMEN’S HOCKEY

Preview: The women’s ice hockey team will close out their RSEQ season this weekend at McConnell Area in Montreal, where they’re set to take on the McGill Martlets at 2:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The Ravens are coming off a tough 3-2 overtime loss last week against uOttawa, but will be hoping to put up a win before the end of the season. This year has been a rough one for the ladies as they’ve struggled to find an offensive rhythm all season long. They’ll close out the season with an overall record of 3-14. The Martlets, who sit just one spot above the Ravens in the standings, have already secured their playoff spot.

Carleton at McGill (RSEQ Regular Season)
Date: Saturday, February 17 (2 PM)
Location: McConnell Arena – Montreal, QC
Coverage: McGill Webcast

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Preview: Last weekend Carleton’s women’s basketball team made history, recording their 38th consecutive regular season win. The big win against the Nipissing Lakers gave the Ravens the longest U SPORTS women’s basketball regular season winning streak of the 21st century – this title was previously held by Simon Fraser (2008-2010) and Windsor (2011-2013), who each had 37. They extended that streak the following night with a big win against the Laurentian Voyageurs. Carleton’s women have also stayed atop the U SPORTS Top 10 for their second consecutive week. This ranking is also historic as it is the first time that Carleton has held the No. 1 spot for two consecutive polls in their program’s history. This weekend the Ravens will stay at home to close out the OUA regular season, taking on both the York Lions and Queen’s Gaels at the Ravens’ Nest. The Lions are up first and are hoping to bounce back from a tough 59-57 loss against the University of Toronto. With an 11-10 record, the Lions will be in for a challenge against the ever-so dominant Ravens. On Saturday night, the women will find a harder opponent with the Queen’s Gaels. The Gaels have been a strong team in the OUA all season, and currently sit just one spot behind the Ravens in the OUA East standings. The two teams met last season in the U SPORTS bronze medal game and the OUA championship game, where Carleton’s women came out on top in both matchups. The teams also met earlier this season, where Carleton beat the Gaels, 49-39.

Carleton vs. York
Date: Friday, February 16 (6 PM)
Location: Ravens’ Nest – Ottawa, ON
Coverage: OUA.tv

Carleton vs. Queen’s
Date: Saturday, February 17 (6 PM)
Location: Ravens’ Nest – Ottawa, ON
Coverage: OUA.tv

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Preview: Carleton’s men’s basketball team will close out the OUA regular season before heading into the playoffs next weekend. The Ravens will be closing the season on a high note with a perfect 21-0 record so far. First up, they’ll host the last-place York Lions on Friday night at the Ravens’ Nest. York currently sits at the bottom of the OUA East standings with just two wins so far this season. Their last win of the season dates all the way back to early November against McMaster. Needless to say, Carleton is expected to win big on Friday. On Saturday night, they’ll take on the Queen’s Gaels where they’ll enter as the heavy favourite once again. The two teams met earlier this season where the Ravens dominated the Gaels in a 97-68 win. The Ravens have always come out strong against Queen’s holding a lifetime record of 83-24 against them. In fact, the Gaels’ last win against the Ravens was two decades ago in 1998. Not to mention Queen’s is coming off a rough weekend, losing back-to-back games in the 6 against Toronto and Ryerson.

Carleton vs. York
Date: Friday, February 16 (8 PM)
Location: Raven’s Nest – Ottawa, ON
Coverage: OUA.tv

Carleton vs. Queen’s
Date: Saturday, February 17 (8 PM)
Location: Raven’s Nest – Ottawa, ON
Coverage: OUA.tv

WOMEN’S FENCING

Preview: The Carleton Ravens will be hosting the OUA Women’s Fencing Championships at the Norm Fenn Gymnasium this weekend, where our women’s fencing team will have a shot at earning some medals in front of a hometown crowd. The last time the Ravens’ hosted the championship, home turf seemed to bring them some luck as the women earned themselves the Kay Aoyama Trophy as provincial champions for the first time in program history. Since then, Carleton had earned two more provincial championships, and has won six of the past eight Epee team titles. Keep your eyes out for Sharon Schuppe (South Burlington, VT) who was part of Carleton’s golden epee team last year and earned herself a bronze in the Foil competition at the 2017 Championships. Madelyn Krasnay (Oshawa, ON), who was also key contributor to Carleton’s 2017 epee title, will also be returning to the mat for another run at a medal.

2018 OUA Championship
Date: Saturday, February 17 to Sunday, February 18
Location: Norm Fenn Gymnasium – Ottawa, ON