Written by Kassia Skorzewska
Photo by Marc Lafleur
OTTAWA, Ontario – The Carleton Ravens women’s hockey team traveled across town to the Minto Sports Complex to take on the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees in the rejuvenated Alerts Cup Game. The Ravens would end up defeating the Gee-Gees 5-2 as they picked up their first victory of the season over their cross-town rivals.
“The energy was good, the effort was good, we made simple plays and we kept the game simple, and they worked so hard,” head coach Pierre Alain said.
The teams would trade chances early in the opening frame, but it would be Ravens forward Jamie Wainman that would find the back of the net nine minutes in. Despite Carleton leaving the ice with a 1-0 lead, the Gee-Gees led 8-5 with shots on goal to close out the period.
Halfway through the second period, the Ravens doubled their lead as forward Katia Boulianne fired the puck past Gee-Gees goaltender Maude Levesque-Ryan.
The Gee-Gees quickly added a goal of their own as forward Alexe Drouin found the back of the net of Ravens goaltender Katelyn Steele. The Ravens would soon take another 2-goal lead over the Gee-Gees with a goal from defenceman Nicole Allison, as they headed to the locker room up 3-1 after 40 minutes.
With a team that has struggled on the power play previously, the Ravens lit up the man advantage as they scored two powerplay goals within six minutes of each other. The Ravens came out flying in the final period of play, as Scott sent the puck into the empty net to take a 4-1 lead. After the Gee-Gees got a goal back, Carleton sealed the win with their second empty netter of the game from forward Shannon Pearson.
“She’s one of our best forwards, and she worked hard, and she scored a dandy goal, diving an empty net. Great effort to dive and shoot that puck in the net,” Alain said about Shannon Pearson’s performance.
The Ravens will face off against the McGill University Martlets as they look to pick up their second win of the season tomorrow night at the Ice House.
“We got to make sure we take care of ourselves and it’s a quick back-to-back game, so we’ve got to take care of ourselves, but we definitely want to carry our momentum of a really good game today, so we want to carry that through until tomorrow,” Wainman said heading into tomorrow’s game.
RAVENS PLAYER OF THE GAME
Shannon Pearson – Forward – 4th year
Carleton vs McGill
Saturday, November 17 – 7pm
Ice House – Ottawa, ON